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Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 

A Monthly Jouenal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 


Vol. 1. 


Xo. 1. 

Remembe'rynge ye daies of olde.". 

To the Davis Fajiily, their De- | 

scendants, and others. — This Jour- 1 
nal is published for the purpose of i 
collecting full Genealogical details in | 
relation to all persons bearing the j 
name of Davis, who are living or have | 
lived in this country, also such infor- i 
mation in regard to our ancestors in : 
Great Britain as will prove of interest. | 
_ To this end it is hoped that every per- j 
son who can, will give attention to I 
the subject. Examine all the old rec- ! 
ords, letters and papers in possession i 
of your family, — much information I 
may be obtained fi'om an examination 
of town, church and probate records, 
deeds, also the inscriptions on tomb j 
stones, etc. The %eauty of a gene- j 
alogy is its completeness, and the Da- j 
vis family is such an extensive one, j 
unless every member of the family j 
will take an interest in the subject | 
the genealogy of the family cannot be 
made complete. It is intended to 
publish this Journal promptly on the 
first day of every month, and it ^nll 
contain much useful and interesting 
inlprmation in regard to the family, i 
Will every member of the family who ! 

reads this, give me, as far as possible, 
full, minute and accurate answers to 
the following : 

1. What are the places and dates 
(day, month and year) of birth, mar- 
riage or death, of yourself, wife and 
children, grand children and great 
grand children, and those whom they 
married, both living and deceased, 
^vith the name of each, in full ? 

2. The same of your grand parents, 
parents, brothers and sisters ; their 
wives and husbands ; their children, 
grand and great grand children ? 

3. The same of your uncles, aunts, 
great uncles and great aunts, and 
those whom they married, and each 
of their descendants, to the present 
time ? 

4. Of what parents and town, were 
the persons who have intermarried 
with the members of your family or 
kindred ? 

5. What was or is the calling or 
occupation, the present and fonner 
residences (town, county and state), 
with dates of removal, of each per- 
son ? 

6. What ofiices have any filled, and 




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what military services or exploits in 
any wars, including the recent rebel- 
lion, vrith their rank, regiment, &g. ? 

7. What tradition have you receiv- 
ed in relation to the first Davises who 
came to this country, their names, and 
where they settled ? 

Please give all items of interest in 
relation to any person named in your 
reply ; also the name and address of 
any Davis you may know or have 
known, but who does not belong to 
your branch. 

Please ask, as far as you can, all 
persons bearing the name of Davis, 
or in any way possessed of records 
relating to that family, to send such 
records to me at their earliest con- 

our happiness in the every-day acts 
and duties of life. 

Considered in this light, Genealogv 
becomes a science of the utmost util- 
ity. Though it has as yet received 
little attention, ani been but imper- 
fectly understood or appreciated, it 
should nevertheless be a popular sci- 
ence, and should take its place among 
the most important objects deserving 
attention and investiiration. 

Genealogy. — Genealogical inves 
tigation should have two great sub 
jects in view. First, to ascertain and I 
record the most important facts in the I 
history of generations, families and I 
individual persons ; and, secondly, to ! 
abstract, analyze and classify these | 
facts so that they may illustrate the 
Natural History of the race to which 
they refer. 

The former may be denominated 
Historical Genealogy, and the latter 
Philosophical Genealogy. Hitherto, 
investigations have been confined al- 
most exclusively to the first depart- 
ment of these inquiries ; and the in- 
cidents of personal history have pos- 
sessed sufficient interest to secure 
attention. Philosophical Genealogy 
is, however, of much more import- 
ance. The great truths it developes 
might be applied to facilitate our 
personal improvement and to increase 

Capt. Dolar Davis, the progenitor 
of the family in this country, came 
from Kent, England, in 1634, and 
married Margery, sister of Major Si- 
mon Willard ; she came over in the 
same fleet with Dolar, arriving in 
Boston, May, 1634. 

She was born at Horsmonden, Kent 
Co. in 1602, and baptized November 
2 of the same year. Dolar had a 
house-lot on Water St., Cambridge, 
and also owned an out-lot on the 
west side of Charles river, which he 
sold in August, 1635, and removed 
thence to Scituate, He had lands 
granted to him in Concord in 1650, 
and in 1640 the Plymouth Court of 
Assistants granted him fifty acres of 
upland at Namassacusett River, with 
a portion of meadow. 

He was one of the grand inquest of 
Plymouth Colony in 1645, and, tlie 
next year, was admitted freeman. 

In 1652, he was one of the survey- 
ors of highways in Barnstable, and 
constable in 1654. Mr. Davis was 
one of the petitioners for Groton, and 
also one of the eight persons appoin- 
ted in 1655 to be the selectmen "for 
two years from the time it is laid out." 

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He Tvith " his sonns," is on the list 
of " males that are able to beare armes 
sixteen yeares old to sixty yeares," in 
Barnstable in 1643. 

This fact determines his marriage 
to have taken place in England at 
least as early as 1625-6. He died in 
1673 at an advanced age. His daugh- 
ter Ruth, (born at Duxbury in 1640), 
married Stephen Hall of Concord, 
afterwards of Stow and Medford and 
perhaps of Plainfield, Conn. They 
had seven children, two were sons ; 
Samuel, born December 8, 1665, and 
Stephen, who died November 8, 1749. 

Dr. Palfrey says the graveyard at 
Benefield in Northampton Co., Eng- 
land, contains names of the ancestors 
of Dolar. 

[Richard "Willard of Horsmonden, 
had ten children ; three children came 
to New England ; Simon, Margery, 
and George. Richard's father was 
Thomas, who died July 24th, 1601]. 

Will from the Toicn Records of 
Woodbury^ Conn, — " Whereas I, 
John Davis, am proposed to go in ye 
service of ye Country against ye Com- 
mon enemy, I do in short and in great 
brevity, and earnestly make over and 
confirm all my interest in my whole 
accomodations in Woodbury to my 
sons, John and Samuel, equally to be 
divided between them, when they 
attain their respective ages, with this 
only proviso, that they do each of 
them pay to their sister, my daugh- 
ter Mary Davis ye third part of their 
then valued accomodations, which 
shall be valued at ye time aforesaid ; 
and that this my ^ct and deed is to 

stand of full force and validity as any 
will or testament whatsoever at my 
decease is confirmed and signified by 
my subscribing hereto ye 20th of 
April, 1690. 

Joh:n^ Davis. 

Witnessed by us, 

John Miner 

Jose]|h Miner. 

T. R. Book 1, p. 48. 

OwenDavies, Esq., of Eaton House, 
Kent, England, is 17i:h in direct de- 
scent from Edward HI. King of P^ng- 
land, and 32nd in descent from Alfred 
the Great and Rhodri Mawr, King of 
Wales, A. D. 843. 

Meredith Davis, a native of Wales, 
whose birth occurred about 1690, and 
who was a descendant of the old Roy- 
al Welch line of Meredith ap David, 
ariived in Maryland about 1720, an<l 
married the grand-daughter of the 
early deputy Governor, AVilliam Bur- 

Are any of his descendants living ? 

In 1765 nearly one-half the popula- 
tion of Massachusetts was under 15 
years of age, but -it is believed that 
at the present time not more than 
one-fifth of the purely American pop- 
ulation is under that age. The num- 
ber of chiMren in an equal number 
of families of American and foreign 
birth ^-111 be nearly three times as 
great in the latter as in the former. 
The records of many towns will in- 
clude six or eight generations. 

Examination shows that the fami- 

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lies of the first generation had an I 
average of eight to ten children ; of | 
the next three, between seven and | 
eight ; the fifth, about five, and the | 
sixth, less than three to each family. | 
Formerly larger families were com- j 
mon, now they are rare. In some of j 
the old towns the records of a hun- \ 
dred years do not show a single mar- 1 
ried couple Without children. Thej 
New York census of 1865 shows that j 
of 993,236 married women, 137,745 j 
had no childi'en, and 303,8^8 had only j 
one or two. I 

In the small to^Ti of Billerica there j 
are the records of ninety families of 
ten or more children. Five of these 
had fourteen, and one twenty-one. 
The total in the ninety families is 

The birth-rate shows the same fact 
that American families do not in- 
crease at all, and inspection of the i 
registration in other States shows i 
that the same remark applied to all. I 
It is remarked that the decrease of j 
children is found to prevail in coun- j 
try almost as much as in city, andj 
that only about three-fifths of all that 
are born, including city and country, 
ever reached adult life. What then 
is to be the state of society in New 
England fifty or a hundred years 
hence ? 

What is to become of the Yankee 
stock ? Can the difierence among the 
births of foreign and native parentage 
be attributed to a degeneracy in the 
physical condition and organization j 
of females, or a settled determination I 
with large numbers of the married | 
to have no more children, or a very 
limited number ? I 

DAYIES. Owing to the common- 
ness of the Welsh patronymical use 
of Davies, this name stands 5 in point 
of numbers in England and Wales, 
yielding priority only to Smith, Jones, 
Williams and Taylor, in the xvi An- 
nual Report of the Registrar General. 
The number of Davieses registered 
is 14,983, and Davises 6,206. The 
number of Davises in England in 
1853 was 43,700 ; of the entire pop- 
ulation, one in 421. In 1836, the 
number of births among the Davises 
in England was 1,049; marriasres, 
1,038 f deaths, 574. Of the Davieses 
there were 2,252 births, 1,900 deaths, 
and 1,437 marriages. The number of 
Davises in the London Directory for 
1856 was 322. 

DAYID. Though of ancient stand- 
ing in Wales, this Christian name 
scarcely appears in England before 
the conquest. Modified in various 
forms it has since produced many 
family names, some of which are 
among the commonest in use, as Da- 
vids, Davidson, Davidge, Davey, Da- 
vy, Davie, Davies, Davis, Daves, 
Davison, etc. 

From Copp's Hill Burial Ground, 

In Memory of 

Isaac Howard Davis 

only child'of John & Elizabeth Davis, 

died May 8th 


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Sleep, sleep, sweet babe, death done 

no harm, 
Christ Jesus calls thee to his arms. 

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ISrOTICE.-There will be a meeting 
at the Hotel in West Stafford, Conn., 
on Wednesday, April, 17th, 1867, at 
10 o'clock A. M., to attend to some 
special business. The descendants of 
John Davis who came to AraericHj in 
the year 1635, are requested to at- 
tend. Per order of 

Alden Davis, 
Hiram Peas, 
Gardner S. Davis, 
The above notice was taken from 
the Springfield Republican of March 
27th, 1867. Will some one give us a 
report of the proceedings ? 

Lprd Bacon says, " It is a reverend 
thing to see an ancient castle or build- 
ing not in decay, or to see a fair tim- 
ber tree sound and perfect ; how much 
more to behold an ancient noble Fam- 
ily which hath stood against the 
waves and weathers of time ?" 

Rev. Timothy Davis was born at 
Wrentham, Mass., May 9th, 1778. 

He was the son of Aaron, who was 
the son of Josiah, who was the son of 
Simon, who was the first son of Dolar, 
who came to this country in 1634. 

He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1804. Mr. Davis was heard as a 
candidate at Wellfleet to whom the 
church and society gave an unani- 
mous call to settle with them as a 
minister of the gospel, and voted to 
give him five hundred dollars as a 
settlement and six hundred dollars as 
his salary. To this call JNIr. Davis 
gave the following answer : " I now 

inform the church and town of Well- 
fieet that I received from your com- 
mittee, an invitation to settle with 
you in the ministry of the gospel, 
together with your proposals making 
provision for my settlement and sup- 
port. Conscious of the arduous and 
important duties that are incumbent 
on a minister of the gospel of Christ, 
and, I trust, depending on divine 
assistance and direction, I give my 
answer to your invitation in the af- 
firmative, humbly praying that God 
would make me an instrument of 
promoting your edification in Chris- 
tian faith and obedience. I ask your 
prayers that he would be pleased to 
overule my settlement with you [if 
no unexpected event intervene to 
prevent it] for his glory and our 
mutual good. 

Timothy Davis." 
Wellfleet, Oct. 24th, 1808. 

At his ordination, Rev. Mr. Simp- 
kins made the introductory prayer ; 
Rev. Mr. Fiske delivered the sermon ; 
Rev. Mr. Damon made the consecra- 
ting Prayer ; Rev. Mr. Burt gave the 
charge ; Rev. Mr. Shaw the fellowship 
of the churches, and Rev. Mr. Water- 
man made the concluding prayer. 

In 1817 the Rev. Mr. Davis addres- 
sed the following letter to his parish : 

To the Selectmen of Wellfleet : 

Gentlemen : Please to inform my 
parishioners, that, desirous to pro- 
mote both their temporal and eternal 
welfare, I am willing, for the present 
to make an abatement in my salary 
fifty dollars a year. I wish to be dis- 
tinctly understood, that I do not re- 
linquish my right to any part of my 
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to make the abatement, above men- 
tioned, as long as I live, or as long 
as I am their minister, provided that 
I and my family can live comfortably 
without it. But if at any future 
time, my necessities require it, I shall 
consider myself entitled to my whole 
salary. Timothy Davis. 

Wellfleet, Jan. 1st, 1818. 

On the 18th of March, 1830, Mr. 
Davis informed the church of his de- 
sire and intention of leaving them, 
offering a variety of considerations 
which had convinced him that it was 
his dufey to seek a dissolution of the 
connection, and requested that a mu- 
tual council might be called for this 
purpose, to which assent was given. 
The council met at his house April 
1st, and, after due consideration, dis- 
solved the pastoral connection be- 
tween them, and gave him the usual 
recommendation as a good and faith- 
ful minister of the gospel. Mr. Davis 
labored in Welltleet twenty-two years 
during which one hundred and sixty 
were added to the cnurch. lie ad- 
ministered baptism to three hundred 
and forty six persons, and solemnized 
two hundred and fifty marriages. 

Mr. Davis married 1st, Catherine, 
daughter of John ^yalton, deacon of 
Dr. Holmes' church ; she died in 1 818. 

He married 2nd, Lucy, daughter of 
Dr. Jabez Tutler, of Kingston. 
By his first wife he had, 

1. Catherine. 

2. Mary. 

3. Martha. 

4. Hannah Pond. 

5. John AValton, who graduated 
at Brunswick College in 1859, and is 

.now practising law in Wellfleet. 
Rev. Timothy Davis died in 1862. 

I Henry Davis, D.D. — The ances- 

I tors of Henry Davis came to this 

I country from Kidderminster, Eng- 

i land, and were parishoners of Richard 

' Baxter, and members of his church. 

They resided a while in Lynn, Mass. 

thi:'n in Xew Haven, Conn., andfinally 

took up their permanent residence in 

East Hampton, Long Island. There 

were two brothers, one of them, who 

was a lawyer, was never married ; the 

other, who was the grandfather of 

Henry Davis, had two children, a son 

and a daughter. 

The son John was twice married, 
first to Catherine Talmadge, and 
\ afterwards to Mary Conklin. By the 
I first marriage he had six children, 
j and by the second five, all of whom 
! lived to be more than seventy-three 
I years of age. -^ 

I Henry was a son by the second 
I marriage and was born at East Hamp- 
I ton, Sept. 15th, 1771, graduated at 
i Yale College 1796, chosen Resident of 
Middlebury College Dec. 1809, mar- 
i ried Hannah P. Treadwell, had two 
I sons and two daughters, and died 
! March 8th, 1 852. The descendants of 
I Dr. Davis live at Syracuse, X. Y. 

Will of Wm. Davis : — William 
Davis, seaman — give Isaac Colemore 
of Boston all to me belonging, only 
to Henry Tite my pistoll ; what debts 
I doe owe to be payd out of mv 
Estate ; 14 Sep. 1655." 

William Davis. 

Witness, Nath. Williams. 

Mark X John Sanders. 

10. 9: 1655. Nath. Williams and 
Jno. Sandei^s deposed before court, 
that this schedule was the true mind 
of William Davis. 

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tion graunted to Isaac CuUemore." 

Barnabas Davis came from England 

Robert Davis, born 1608, came 
from England in 1638 ; married Ann 

, and had the following children, 

all born in Barnstable : 

1. Deborah, born 1645. 

2. Mary, born 1648. 

3. Andrew, bom 1650. 

4. John, born 1652. 

5. * Josiah, born 1656. 

6. Hannah, born 1658. 

7. Sarah, born 1660. 

8. Mary. 

Josiah," married Ann, daughter of 
Richard Taylor, June 25th, 1679, had 
*John, born 1681. His house still 
stands in Barnstabl^i. 

2. Hannah, born 1683. 

3. Josiah, born 1687. 

4. Seth, bom 1692. " 

5. Ruth, born 1694. 

6. Sarah, born 1696. 

7. Jonathan, born 1698. 

8. Steven, born 1700. 
' 9. Ann, born 1702. 

Captain John, eldest son of Joseph 
and Ann, married Mehitable Dim- 
mock, August 13th, 1705; had 

1. Thomas, bom 1706. 

2. John, born 1708. 

3. *Soloman, born 17 — . 

4. William, bom 1713. 
6. Sol Oman, born 1715. 

6. Mehitable, born 1717. 

7. Isaac, bom 

8. Jesse, bom 1724. 

9. Isaac, born 1727. 
10. William, born '29. 

Solomon, ' marriec* Elizabeth Men- 

dell January 29th,- 1750; she died 
February 26th, '77, iE. 47, at Ply- 

He afterwards married Catherine 
Mendell, sister to his lirst wife, Nov. 
18th, '77 ; had the following children: 

1. John, born '53. 

2. Solomon, bora '54 died at sea '89. 

3. Edward, born '55. 

4. Thomas, born '57 died '75. 

5. Elizabeth, born '58 died 1833. 

6. Mehitable, born '60 died Oct.'61. 

7. Henry, born '61 died '62. 

8. Josiah born '63 died '76. 
*9. Isaac, born '(?o died 1 800. 

10. William, b. '68 died Sept. 1S04. 
Isaac," married Elizabeth Fellows, 
*1. Gustavus, bom '97 died 1836. 

2. Eliza, bom '98. 

3. James Pierpont, born '99. 
Gustavus Fellowes Davis, D.D., 

was pastor of the first Baptist Church 
in Hartford, Conn., and one of the 
most eminent Baptist preachers in the 
state. Mr. Davis commenced preach- 
ing at the early age of seventeen 
years, and was ordained and settled 
as pastor of a church in Preston, 
Conn., when nineteen years of age. 
He received the honorary degree of 
M. A. from Waterville College and 
subsequently from Yale College, and 
D. D. from \yesleyan University. 

He was trustee of Brow^n Univer- 
sity and Trinity College, and was 
elected chaplain to both houses of the 
Conn. Legislature. " Dr. Davis was 
a man of earnest and consistent piety, 
a faithful pastor, an eloquent preach- 
er, and a public spirited citizen." Dr. 
Davis mamed Abigail Fleming, Jan. 
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1. Gusta\^s Fellowes, born '18. 

2. William B. l^orn '19. 

3. Sarah F. " '22. 

4. Isaac, " '28. 

5. Sarah F. " '35. 

6. Eliza A. " '21. 

G. F. Davis resides in Hartford, Conn. 

Historical and Genealocrical RcGris- 
ter," and the " Davis Family Record." 

Let all ye Scholares walke this wav. 

" Styll am I besj bok assemblrnge, 
For to haue plenty is a jjleasaunt thyngo, 
In my conceit, and t' haue them aye in 
hand." — Fuller. 


(One of the kind of men you read about,) 

No. 25 W. Houston St. 

Kesidence No. 1 East Hth Street, 


Devotes his time and attention to 
collecting rare and curious books for 
public and private libraries, ai: 1 is 
prepared to ransack libraries, second 
hand book stores, street stands, book 
auction rooms, etc., for the purpose of 
hunting up a rare book, or to compU^te 

Orders forwarded to Europe every 
week. English and American Gene- 
alogies, Local Histories and privately 
printed books furnished at the lowest 
prices. The following Genealogies 
can be ordered through him : 

Bissell Genealogv. 

Bond " " 

Chapman " 

Cushman " 

Hoyt Genealogy. 

Brigham Genealogy. 

Redfield Genealogy. 

Shattuck Gdnealos^v. 

Stiles, W^tiVre, ^Yale, etc. The Davis Family Record, 

Particular attention given to printing ; will be sent on the first day of every 
Genealogies and Local Histories. I month, for one year, to the address of 

•Subscriptions received for the "His- 1 any person who mdll send FiFrv cexts 
torical Maorazine," " New Enocland j to the Editor. 

"Seems, my lord,' nay, it is." 



Intends to bring the science and 
skill of past generations to bear upon 
the Art to which he is devoting the 
best years of his life. Particular at- 
tention given to Photographing gene- 
alogical records, and other documents, 
old portraits, etc. 

For Sale, Cartes de Yisite of 

Andrew Jackson Davis, 

Jefferson Davis. 

Rev. Dr. Emerson Davis, 

Commodore C. H. Davis, IT. S. N. 

C. A. Davis, (]Maj. Jack Downing) 

Dr. X. S. Davis, Chicago, 

Dr. C. H. S. Davis, 

Dr. T. F. Davis, 

Ex. Gov. John Davis of Mass., and* 
many other of the Davis Family. 
Meriden, Conn. 

[Speak of a man as you find him. 
Never mind what others may say.] 

An Elegant Illustrated Family Re- 
cord, 13X17, will be sent by mail, 
post-paid, on receipt of one dollar. 
Address Dwight Hotchkiss, Meriden, 


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Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 

A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 

Vol. I. 


No. 6. 

The Davises of Acton, Mass. 

[Communicated by Miss Caroline Whitwell of Boston.] 

Marriages in Actox. 

1738, March 25, Lydia Davis and Ben- 
net Wood. 

1741, May 20, Gershom Davis and Re- 
becca Prcscott. 

1743, Feb. 28, Ezekiel Davis and iMary 
Gibson, of Stowe. 

1748 or 9, Jan. 17, Lieutenant Ebene- 
zer Davis and Esther Conant. 

1749, Sept. 9, Deliverance Davis and 
Hannah Hildreth, of Westford. 

1751, May 1, Sarah Davis and John 
Robbins, of Westford. 

1753, April 28, Nehemiah Davis, of 

1767, Dec. — , Catherine Davis and Dr ^^ 
John Swift. 

1769, March 15, Mary Davis and Silas 
* Taylor, of Stowe. 

1770, Oct. 30, Jonathan Davis and 
Elizabeth Emery. 

1771, Feb. 8, Ruth Davis and Ephraim 

Taylor, of Stowe. 

1774, Sept, 27, Daniel Davis and Re- 

becca White. 

1775, Oct. 25, Lucy Davis and xVbra- 

hann HapiTood. 
1777, Jan. 30, Elenor Davis and Ed- \ 
ward Wetherbee. 

Concord, and Dorothy Heald, j ^^^^^ ^%,9' L*^^« ^^^^^^ ^"^ ^^^"^^^ 
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1757, Nov. 15, Samuel Davis and Ann I 1^^®' ^^^- 1^' ^^^^'^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^- 

Cole, of Concord. I i^z^n .f" ?^Pt'"' t. • 

1757, March 19, Ann Davis and Jo- j 1^^^, May Id James Davis and Ke- 

seph Chamberlain, of Westford. I ,_, J^^^^^ Hayward. 
1757, March 29, L^aac Davis and Han-j ^^ '^' ^^^* 1^' ^^^^^^^ ^^'''^^ ^f ^^''^- 

nah Brown ! tertown, and Betsey Tuttle. 

1764, Nov. 3, Sarah Davis and Joseph I ^'^^l, April 24 Hannah Davis and 

p- I holomon Burofess, of Stowe. 

1765, Dec. -, Sarah Davis and Ste- 1 ^'^^2, July 21, Hannah Davis and Sam- 

phen Hosmer. 

uel Jones. 

1765 or 7, , Gershom Davis and i ^'^^2, Au,^ 6, Josiah Davis and Sarah 

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Joseph Chiliin 
1786, Oct. 9, Hannah Davis and 

vid Barnard. 
1790, Dec. 25, John Davis, of A 

Lois Sanderson, of Littleton. 

1792, Jan. 18, Stephen Davis and 
Polly Brooks. 

1793, Feb. 2, Hannah Davis and Amos 


1793, June 16, David Davis and Polly 

Hildreth, of Chelmsford. 

1794, April 4, P^phraim Davis and 
Catherine Warrinp;ton. 

1798, Nov. 28, Betsey Davis and E- 

phraim Hay ward. 
1801, Aug. 30, Lucy Davis and Paul 

Litchfield, of Carlisle. 
1801, March 26, Caroline Matilda Davis 

and Samuel Scott, of Concord. 
1804, Sept. 9, Jonathan Davis and 

Mary Bartlett. 
Epbraim Davis and AVarrinoton. 

25, 1783 ; Josiah, b. Dec. 5, 1785; Lu- 
Da-|thcr, b. Sept. 21, 1787, m. Elizabeth 
! Horn of Westford ; Jonathan, b. Oct. 
audi 29, 1789, m. Sallv Hosmer ; Silas, b. 
I April 27, 1792, m. Betsey Hale. • He 
|m. 2d, Clarissa Sawyer, of Princeton, 
I May 28, 1794; Dorothy. 

Jonathan, son of Josiah and Sally 
jB. Davis, m. Sally Hosmer, and had 
! Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1815 ; a child b. Dec. 
;17, 1818; Sarah C, b. Nov. 11, 1820: 

Susan, b. June 22, 18l^3 ; Harriet, b. 

Ancr, 5, 1825; Simon H., b. Jan. 17, 
i 1830; Geo. W. b. July 3, 1834. 
! John Davis m. Hannah , and had 

Ezekiel, b. Feb., 1736 or 7 ; Abel, b. 

May 14, 1739; Hannah and Elisha, b. 

Feb. 28, 1740 ; Silas, b. Nov. 8, 1743 : 

Jonathan, b. Oct. 9, 1749; Pebekah, 
,b. July 9, 1750; Mary, b. Feb. 20. 
! 1753. The last two were born in Lit- 
i tleton. John died at Littleton Oct. 6. 

Mrs. Hannah Davis and John Law- 
rence of Littleton. 
Ezekiel Davis and Mary Gibson had 
Capt. Isaac Davis, b. Feb. 23, 1744, m. 
Hannah Brown ; Mary, b. Nov. 2, 
1746, m. Silas Taylor { Sarah, b. Jan. 
20, 1748-9, m. Josiah Piper; Ruth, b. 

Feb. 19, 1750, m. Epbraim Taylor ; i . 

Ezekiel, b. June 8, 1753, m. Susanna; Gcrshom Davis m. Rebecca Prescott. 
Chapin; Josiah, b. June 14, 1755, m. , May 20, 1741, and had Rebecca, b. 

Sally Billings ; kah, b. Sept. 11, i Feb. 26, 1742; Joshua, b. Dec. 20, 

1757, ra. Silas Stone ; Olive, b. Oct. ' 1743 ; Gershom, b. Dec. 3, 1745; Han- 
29, m. Reuben Hale. I nah, b. Feb. 28, 1748; Jonathan, b. 


John and Sarah Davis, of Acton, ha^.l 
Sarah, b. Nov. 2, 1741 ; Samuel, b. 
Aucr. i>7, 1746 ; John, b. March 13, 
1749; Ilepzibah, b. May 29, 1752: 
Hannah, b. April 25, 1755; Flint, b. 
Nov. 26, 1757 ; Daniel and Abiijaij, b. 

Children of Capt. Isaac and Hannah 
Davis : Isaac, b. March 14, 1765 ; Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 11, 1768, m. Amos Noyes ; 
Epbraim, b. March 17, 1770, m. Ar- 
doza Harrington ; Mary, b. Jan. 3, 
1774, m. Noah Fletcher. 

Josiah, son of Ezekiel and Marv, m. 

Sept, 21, 1751 ; Jesse, b. July 16, 1757. 
He m. 2d, Sarah Smith, 1765 or 7, had 
Thomas, b. April 3, 1767; Jonas, b. 
Marcb 10, 1772. 

Simon and Catharine Davis had Si- 
mon, b. May 29, 1750 : Peter, b. M.iv 
26, 1753 ; Catharine, b. Dec. 27, 175u; 

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Elinor, b. March 26, 1752 ; Simon, b. 
March 13, 1757 ; Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 
1758; Ruth, b. Jan. 9, 1761 ; Anness, 
b. Oct. 29, 1765 ; Stephen, b. June 25, 

Reuben and Elizabeth Davis ha«.l 
Reuben, b. Sept. 12, 1781; Lucv, b. 
Dec. 8, 1797— m. David Barnard.' 

Stephen and Marv Davis had Simon, 
b. Xov. 5, 1794 ; Simon, b. Feb. 25, 
1798; Polly, b. July 15, 1796 ; Ket- 
sey, b. July Is, 1800. 

Daniel Davis m. Rebecca White, and 
had Dorothy, b. Dec. 3, 1775; Daniel, 
b. May 1, 1781; Ebenezer, b. Jan. 8, 
1777; Amasa,b. June 16, 1783; Su- 
sanna, b. May 3, 1779. 

Jonathan and Sarah Davis had Sa- 
rah, b. Dec. 25, 1776 ; Lois, b. Aujr. 
29, 1778; Rebecca, b. Feb. 8, 1781 ; 
Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1783 ; Lynda, b. 
June 12, 1785; Lvdia, b. March 30, 
1787 ; Edaand Seba, b. June 23, 1789; 
Hannah, b. Xov. 25, 1791; Jesse, b. 
July 27, 1794; Marv, b. March 5, 
1796 ; Jonas, b. Xov. 21, 1807— died. 

Daniel and Marv Davis had Luther, 
b. Sept. 23, 1793 ;" Polly, b. Mav 17, 
1795; David Grover, b. 'Jan. 30, 1797; 
Charles, b. Mav 23, 1799; Lucy, b. 
March 23, 180l. 

James Davis m. Rebecca Hay ward, 
Mav 15, 1779, had Lucv, b. March 25, 
1781 ; James, b. Sept. 15, 1782 ; Pollv, 
b. Sept. 15, 1785 ; Esther, b. Dec. 29, 
1787; Sophia, b. Feb. 19, 1792;"Sukv, 
b. Dec. 25, 1793 ; Olive, b. Oct. 30, 
1795 ; Harriet, b. May 17, 1798 ; Ma- 
ria, b. April, 1800. 

I what used to be known as" 01<1 Mans,'' 
I now Mount Sinai. His son David was 
I born I7!6,und died 1824. He mar- 
ried Anna Norton, and ha<i David, born 
1765, who married Mahatable Tuttie. 
He died 1816, and his wife Mahatable 
1859. Their children were Georire, b. 
June 21, 1789, now living at Chester, 
I Conn. ; Mahatable, b. Nov. 28, 1700, 
m. Joshua Sweesey, now living o n L. 
Island; James, b. Oct. 2, 1794; John, 
b. Jan. 1, 1797; Betsey, b. Aug. 3(>, 
1790; (the three last mentioned died 
young); David, b. Dec. 18, 1801, now 
living in Sandusky, Ohio; Ira, b. Sept. 
9, 1805, now living on Long Island, a 
sea captain. 

David, son of David and Mahatable 
(Tuttle) Davis, married Charry Bayles, 
April, 1826,— had Urania, b.'June 27, 
1827, m. 185 1 , now living in Sanduskv, 
Ohio, a widow ; Ira T., b. March 22, 
1831, m. 1856, now living in Sandusky, 
(to whom we are indebted for this 
ijenealogy ;) Elizabeth, b. June 5, 1829, 
(lied Oct.^ 16, 1832; John R., b. Dec. 
7, 1833, m. 1860, now living in San- 
dusky; Maria, b. June 28, 1835, ui. 
1857, now livinor in Sanduskv, a wi.low; 
Phebe, b. Aug.^ 25, 1838, 'died Aug. 
24, 1840; Joshua B.,b. June 18,1841, 
served three vears in the late war, m. 

Benjamin Davis came from Wales 
and settled on Long Island. He died 
and was buried, in the year 1761, at 

In the year 1674-5, four brothers 
came to this country from Wales, and 
settled in Roxbury, Mass. (For poster- 
ity of one of these brothers, see Record, 
p. 23.) One of the brothers was Dr. 
James Davis, born in Willes ; he had 
a son Thomas, whose sons served 
in the war of the Revolution, — 
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supposing he was a friend of tlie King, I Thomas, born 1775 ; Elizabeth, Nancv, 
as he had obtained from Capt. Wells — i Martha, and John. 
a neutral in the war — a paper warrant- 1 Thomas married, in Kentucky, Pos- 
ing him protection, but on discovering • tlier Bell, in 1794, and had Jacob, b. 
his gun they charged him with being a 1795 ; Evan, b. 1797 ; Peter, b. 1801. 
rebel, but before they could arrest him Jacob m. Susan Van AVinkle, 1828. 
he fled from them, hiding in the cellar I and had Suelda, (?) James, John, Eliza- 

of his own house. His wife also fled, I 
with the children, across a field of corn, i 
The soldiers fired upon them with a \ 
six-pounder, the ball passing within a! 
few feet of Mrs. Davis, burying itself in 
the earth Mrs. Davis was a cousin of 
Governor Jonathan Trumbull, as well 
as a descendant of Moses Tuttle, one 
of Davenport's flock, the first settlers \ 
of New Haven. Conn. The circum- j 
stance related above occurred where 
now stands the house Xo. 40 Fair St., I 
New Haven. I 

The grandson of Thomas Davis was I 
Samuel P. Davis, of Xew Haven, who j 
died in 1850. The children of Samuel i 

P. are Emeline, m. Pendleton ; j 

Susan, m. Munson, — both living ' 

in New Haven ; Samuel lives in Ohio : I 

oeth, and Thomas. 

Evan m. 1818, Elizabeth Billard, and 
had tliree children. lie died"lS23. 

Peter, son of Thomas and Esther, 
m. H. P. Cannon, April 29. 1827, ha.l 
Amanda F. C, b. 1828; Sophia, b. 
1829; Margaret, b. 1832; Evan, b. 
1833; Marv, b. 1835; Wm. C, b. 
1837; Nancy, b. 1839, died 1842: 
John F., b. 1841, died 1842; Harriet 
A., b. 1842; Georire W., b. 1844: 
James I., b. 1847 ; Jacob P., b. 1849. 

We should be pleased to hear from 
the other descendants of John Davis. 

George R. m. Silvia Nichols, and is the 
Rector of Christ Church, Brownsville, 
Nebraska, (and to whom we are in- 
debted for this pedigree). 

.The children of Rev. G. R. and Sil- 
via Davis are Samuel Post, Clementina, 
and William Carlton Nichols. 

Will our friends when they send 
pedigrees, please give the date of births, 
marriages and deaths, down to the pre- 
sent generation. 

John Davis, when a young man, em- 
igrated from Wales and settled in Penn- 
sylvania, and there married. He after- 
ward removed to Kentucky, and had 

Landed at Boston, March 22, 1634, 
from Stepney Parish, England, Nicholas 
Davis, Joseph Davis and Sarah Davis. 
I Arrived from England, April 17, 
j 1635, Jo. Davis, Mary Davis, Margaret 
I and Elizabeth Davis. 
! x\rrived from England, in the Bles- 
\ sing, July 17, 1635, Barnabie Davis, 
! Susan Davis. 

I Arrived, in the Confidence, from 
! England, April 24,1638, Robert nad 
I Margaret Davis, servants to Peter 
' Noyce ; and Philip Davis, servant to 
Wm. Ilsbey. 

- Arrived, in the Elizabeth, at Boston, 
from London, in 1635, Margaret Davis, 
aged 32 years, with her chifdren, John, 
aged 9, Mary, aged 4, and Eliza, aged 
1 year, — the wife and family, no doubt, 
of some person who had come a year or 
two before. 

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Abstract of the Will of Gershom Da- 
vis^ of Acton, Mass ; Samuel and Eb- 
enezer Davis, Executors. The Will 
dated 1745. — To my wife Sarah, one 
half of the house, household stuff and 
utensils. To my son, Ebenezer, 160 
acres of land ; Samuel, 150 acres ; Ger- 
shom, 150 acres ; to Samuel and Eben- 
ezer, the Tatnal meadows and half the 
house, they to maintain their mother. 
The saw-mill and grist-mill, to the 
three sons. 

Will of Isaac Davis, of Acton, dated 
Feb. 22nd, 1776. — E:phraim Hapirood, 
Capt. Joseph Robbins and James Falk- 
ner, blacksmith, all of Acton, apprais- 
ers to the estate of Isaac Davis. In- 
ventory : £101 135. ^d. 2d Inventory : 
19 shillings. x\dministrators' account, 
£63 105. Parties agree to give bal- 
ance to the widow of Jo. Wintbrop, 
Judge of Probate. 

Did Terrence refer to the Davis fam- 
ily when he wrote " Davus sum, non 
(Edipus" ? 

A subscriber writes, *' I have a very 
fine steel engraving, from a drawing by 
Bartlett, entitled * Davis' Clearing.' 
What part of the country does it refer 
to — and who gave it the name ?" Who 
will tell us ? 

The Posterity of William Davis, 
OF Freetown, Mass. 

(Coniinuedfrom page 38, of Record.) 
16. James^ Davis and wife, Susannah 
Gage, had. (100) Mary\ b. Sept. 24, 
1743 ; died May 15, 1754. (101) 5m- 
sannah*, b. Jan. 25, 1745 ; m. Joseph 
Davis, of Freetown. (102) Keziah\.h. 

April 10, 1747 ; m. Cornelius b;i\ is, 

of Freetown. (103) Jamet\ b. l-VL. 

15,1750; died Dec. 4, 1754. (KM) 

j Shadrach\ b. March 3, 1 752 ; m. I.y - 

jdia Davis, of Freetown, Mav 18, 1775. 

1 (105) IIope\ b. April 16, 1754. ( ! t'(i) 

James\ b. Jan. 19, 1756; m. Saraii 

Winslow, of Freetown, Aug. 2, 1781. 

(107) William\ b. March 31, n'S. 

(108) David\ b. March 3, 1761. Susan- 
nah, the mother, was a dau-jfliter of 
Thomas Gage and wife, Mary Diirfce, 
and born June 29, 1721. Mary, the 
\vife of Thomas Gage, is thought to 
have been the daughter of Lieut. lio- 
bert Durfee, of Freetown. She was 
Gage's second wife ; his first wife wa> 
Mrs. Remember Terry. 

17. Nathan Simmons and wife, Ly- 
dia' Davis, had (109) yathan\ m. Ly- 
dia Barnaby, of Freetown, An.g. 21, 
l76l. Nathan, the parent, was a son 
of Abraham Simmons and wife, Ann 
Lee. He was born Oct. 18, 1709, and 
died June 26, 1774; an enterprising and 
very useful man. He was one of the 
Selectmen of Freetown ten years, an 
Assessor eight years, and Treasurer six 

18. David^ Davis and wife, Kemem- 
ber Terry, had (110) Shadrach: mar- 
ried, but I cannot learn to whom 
Remember, the mother, was a dauejh- 
ter of Silas Terry, cordwainer, of Free- 
town, and born April 26, 1728, grand- 
daughter of John Terry and wife, Re- 

I member Farrows, great-grand-daughter 
I of Lieutenant Thomas Terry, of Free- 
i town. After the death of David Da- 
I vis she married William Hathaway, 
'■ and became the mother of Ensisxii Si- 
\ las Hathaway, and grandmother to Co- 
'lonel Lynde Hathaway, of Freetown. 

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ziah' Davis, had (111) David', b. Feb. 

14, 1744; m. Zilpha liathawav, of 
Freetown, Feb. 16, 1764. 

22. Abial' Davis and wife, Susannah 
Gage, had (112) Hannah\ b. June 27, 
1753. She died Dec. 2, 1815. (113) 
Abial\ b. June 2, 1755; m. Lovisa 
Collins, Aug. 17, 1780; died Sept. 28, 
1840. (114) L^/dia\ b. June 1, 1757. 
She died April 27, 1814. (115) Pern/, j 
b. Aug. 13, 1759; m. Rachel Collins,! 
March 22, 1781; died Dec. 3, 1787.1 
(116) Edmund\ b. Xov. 27, 1761 ; m. 

Sarah . He died Dec. 27, 1848. 

She died June 2, 1792. (117) Susan- 
nah', b. June 28, 1764. (118) Peace\ 
b. Oct. 28, 1766. She died Jan. 18, 
1809. (119) Sylvia\ b. Sept. 28, 1768. 
(120) Mason\ b. Oct. 21, 1772. Su-j 
sannah, the mother, was a daughter of] 
Wra. Gage and wife, Hannah Davis, i 
and born Aug. 8, 1731. | 

23. Ichabod^ Davis and wife, Sylvia ! 
Chase, had (121) Ichahod\ b. April 2, | 
1756; died voung. (122) Philip\ b. ' 
March 3, 1758.^ (123) Hezekiah\ b. 
Sept. 25, 1761. (124) Jesse\ b. March 

15, 1764. (125) Ichabod\ b. Jan. 21, 
1768. (126) Chariti/, in. Mr. Brown. 

27. Peter Wever and wife, Lvdia' 
Davis, had (127) Thomas\ b. April 2, 
1756. (128) Joseph', b. May 15, 1758. 
(129) Benjamin', b. March 20, 1760— 
probably never married, and died March 
24, 1788. (130) Lydia\ b. Oct. 6, 
l76l — probably did not marry, and 
died Dec. 1, 1781. (131) Alice\ b. 
Sept. 8, 1763. (132) Anne\ b. May 6, 
1765; m. Francis Chase. 

28. Benjamin' Davis and wife, Lydia 
Nichols, had (133) iMary' ; died young. 
(134) Lydia' ; m. Preserved Eddy, of 

ISwanzey. (135) J/ar/, b. 1756; m 
i tirst, Brice Wing; second, Tripp Mo- 
! shier. She died 1851. (136) Eunice', 
i b. 1759 ; m. first, Stephen Bray ton ; 
! second, Daniel Uravton. She died 
I June, 1851. (137) Sarah' ; m. James 
i Chase, of Somerset. She died 1849. 
i (138) Harriet^; married Collins Chase. 
I She died 1846. (139) Benjamin^; m. 
} Sarah Bowers, of Somerset. He died 
1814. (140) Mercy^; m. first, David 
Bowen, of Xewport ; second. Col. Jo- 
j seph Kellorrg, of Somerset, She died 
I June, 1803. (141) Anna^ ; m. Mi- 
jchael Hoag. She died Xov. 1835. 
1(142) Patience^; m. first, Gideon Ro- 
I binson ; second, Oliver Chase. She 
j died 1855. 

i 30. Moses^ Davis and wife, Lois An- 

I thouy, had (143) Anthony^, b. March 

30.1764. (144) Moses^, b. Sept. 4, 

1765. (145) Lois^^b. March 26, 1767. 

31. Aaron^ Davis and wife, Rachel 

Law, had (146) Abiyail', born March 4, 

1765 ; m. James Law. (147) Aaron* , 

lb. July 30, 176V; m. Lydia Chase, of 

j Freetown. (148) Lydia*', b. May 20, 

I 1769. (149) Susana*, b. April 11, 

il77l. She was deaf and dumb. (150) 

i Hannah*; m. Michael Hathaway, of 

' Freetown, Nov. 24, 1796. 

33. Silas' Davis and wife had (151) 
Arthur*, b. 1761 ; m. Hartie Brown, 
I Newport; died Dec. 1 6, 1843. (152) 
\ Benjamin*. (153) Jonathan*. (154) 
\David*, b. 1780; m. Phebe Simmons, 
;of Somerset; died May 2, 1845. (155) 
; Abraham*. (156) John*. (157) Mary*; 
\m. James Chase. (>58) James'; m. 
I Lydia Brown. 

! 34. Jonathan' Davis and wife, Mar- 
:garetBaggs, had (159) Margaret', b. 
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aihan*, b. Jan. 7, 1770 ; m. Chloe Sim- 
mons, of Freetown. By second wife, 
Sarah Treadwell, (l6l) Mercy\ b. Jan. 
27, 1773 ; m. Jail Hatbawav, of Free- 
town. (162) Eleazer\ b. May 1 1, 1775 ; 
m. Mary Marble, of Newport, Dec. 28, 
1797 ; drowned Dec. 17, 1809. (163) 
t/am^s*, b. June 10, 1777; m. Diana 
Simmons, of Somerset, 1797. Eleazer, 
the son, fell overboard in crossing the 
Taunton river in the night time. 

Margaret, the mother, was a daugh- 
ter of John Baggs, a cooper of Free- 
town, and wife, Rebecca Paine, and 
born Sept. 21, 1734, grand-daughter of 
John Paine and wife, Rebecca Davis, 
great-grand-daughter of William Da- 
vis and wife, Mary Makepeace. Jona- 
than, the parent, was remarkable for 
sobriety, his well-ordered walk and 
godly conversation. 

35. Joseph^ Davis and wife, Susanah 
Davis, had (l64) Richard\ (165) 
Polly\ (166) Howard'; m. first, Ruth 
Knight; second, Mahitable Bosworth. 
(167) Warden^' m. Diadama Knap, of 
Freetown. [1 68) Joseph^ ; m. first, Ly- 
dia Hathaway ; second, Mrs. Betsey 
Pierce, of Fall River. (169) Gilbert'; 
m. Mrs. Sally Read, of Fall River. )170) 
Susanah*; m. William Hackett, of 

37. Cornelius^ Davis and wife, Ke- 
ziah, had (l7l) Olive^h.Feh., 1769. 
(172) Chloe\ b. April 1, 1770. (173) 
David*; m. Phebe Durfee. (174) Ke- 
ziah*; m. Gideon Hathaway. (175) 
Hope*; m. Edmund Davis, of Freetown, 
Aug. 30, 1795. (176) Daniel*; m. 
Elizabeth Butts, of Dartmouth. 

38. Noah Chase and wife, Phebe Da- 
vis', had (177) Noah*, b. June 17, 
^764; m. Rebecca Hathaway, of Free- 

1773; m. 


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town. (178) PAe6f%b. March 24, 1769; 

m. Abial Chase, of Freetown. (179) 

Lydia*, b. June 24, 

Davis, of Fall River ; 

Jesse\ b. Dec. 22, 

Read, of Freetown, 

died June, 1800.,, 

Noah, the parent, was a son of Michael 
Chase by wife. Thankful Cleveland, and 
born Oct. 26, 1739, grand-son of Benj. 
Chase, Jr., and wife, Mercy Simmons, 
and]_ great-grand-son of Benj. Chase, 
the cooper, who was the first of the 
Chase family that settled in Freetown. 
( To he continued.) 


At Holyoke, Mass., Feb. 13, a son 
to Edward P. Davis, and grand-son to 
Soloman B. Davis. 


At Orange, Mass., Feb. 2o, Albert E. 
Rich, of Barre, and Georgiana Davis. 

At Hamilton. Ohio, Feb. 20, at the 
residence of Thomas Davis, Esq., by 
the Rev. Wm. H. James, of Springfield, 
Ohio, Dr. Benj. Perlee and Miss Mag- 
gie Davis, both of Hamilton. 


At Lynn, Mass., Sept. 16, 1867, Su- 
san F. Bliss, daughter of the late Eii- 
phaz Davis, of Springfield, Mass., 

aged 6/ years. 
At Freehold 

N. J., Feb. 19, Col. 
Wm. D.^Davis, late President of the 
Freehold and Jamesbury Railroad, and 
a prominent citizen of Monmouth Co. 


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Many of the pcdi^Tces published in 
the Record are necessarily imperfect, 
and we hope our friends will correct any 
mistakes, and supply any information 
that will render such pedigrees com- 
plete. There are many of our subscri- 
bers who have sent us no information 
in regard to their own fomilies. 

We received a few days since a short 
pedigree from a gentleman born in 
Massachusetts, but now residing in In- 
diana, which supplied names and dates 
that we have been searching after for 
nearly ten years ; and nearly every ped- 
igree we receive supplies missing names 
and dates, and will render our geneal- 
ogy of the family more complete. 

We can say truthfully, with old John 
Stow, who, writing in 1598, says — "• I 
know that th'e work * * * required the 
pen of some excellent artizan, but fea.- 
ing that none would attempt and iinish 
it, * * * I chose rather (among otlie^' 
my labours) to handle it, after my plain 
fashion, than to leave it unperformed." 
See questions in last number oi Record. 

the Davises of Long Island. We have 
a pedigree of the Davis family of New 
Jersey, descendants of James Davis, who 
was in Xew Jersey in 1640, and of his 
sons and grand-sons, Thomas. Jonathan, 
Isaac, ttc, but it is very incomplete. Will 
our New Jersey cousins and others wlio 
are able, give us such names and dates 
as they may have, in order to make this 
record complete. We should be pleased 
to receive the address of any Davis liv- 
ing in New Jersey, as but few copies o( 
the Record are circulated in that State. 

The " History of the Davis family of 
Maryland," will be continued as soon as 
the author has completed his examina- 
tion of the Church and County Records 
in St. Mary's and Charles Counties of 
Maryland. We are promised a comrcn- 
nication embracing historical and tradi- 
tional accounts of the Davis family, both 
on this and the other side of the Atlan- 
tic; the English account extendincr back 
to Hugh Davis in 1174. The next 
number will contain an account of tlic 
Davises of Guilford, Ct, descendants of 

The Record will be published on the 
first day of each month, and will con- 
tain Biographies, Sketches, Anecdotes, 
and much valuable information that 
cannot be embodied in a genealogy ; 
thus making it worth preserving. The 
terms are only seventy-five cents a 
year, which barely covers the cost of 
printing. Will our cousins and friends 
aid us in extending the circulation ? 
Send us the names of all the Davises 
in your town, or that you may know, 
and we will at once put ourselves in 
communication with them. 

The publication of the March and 
April numbers have been very much 
delayed, owing to the absence from 
home of the editor, but we hope here- 
after to publish the Record promptly on 
the first of the month. 

We return our thanks for the vari- 
ous photographs that have been sent 
us, and should be pleased to receive 
photographs from all of our cousins. 

Address "Davis Family Record," 
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Edited by CHAS. H. S. DAVIS, M. D. 


A Monthly Journal devoted to the History and Genealogy of the 

Vol. I. 


No. 7. 

The Davises of Guilford, Conn. 

[Communicated bv Dr. Alvan Talcott.] 

The families of this name in Guilford 
are descendants of three individuals, 
John Davis, James Davis and Solomon 
Davis^ between whom I have not been 
able to trace any rehuionship. 

1. John Davis came to Guilford 
from Long Island. He married, Dec. 
30, 1707, Elizabeth Talman, daughter 
of Dr. Peter and Ann (Wright) Tal 
man of Guilford, who was born June 
23, 1687, and died July 17, 1708. 
John Davis m. second, Dec. 11, 1711, 
Hannah Pratt, of Saybrook, who died 
May 20, 1745. John Davis died 
March 2, 1752, aged about 75 ; by 
first marriage he had Elizabeth, b. May 
11, 1708, m. Andrew Morrison, March 
10, 1727 ; by second marriage had 
John^ b. Aug. 2, I7l2 ; Hannah, b. 
Dec, 1716, m. Elias Cadwell, April 
1, 1735; Sarah, b. June 8, 1720, who 
died unmarried. May 15, 1755. 

John Davis, who was born Aug. 2, 
1712, m. Oct. 9, 1734, Amy Starr, 
daughter of Comfort and Elizabeth 
(Hopson) Starr, of Guilford, who was 
Wn i^ iTOe, and died Aug. 21, 1756. 
He m. second, Aug. 11, 1760, Eliza- 

beth Hubbard, daughter of John and 
Patience (Chittenden) Hubbard, of 
Guilford, who was born Jan. 15, 1726, 
and died Feb. 21, 1813. John Davis, 
Jr., died May 29, 1776; by first mar- 
riage he had Prudence, b. Aug. 3, 
1735, died Aug. 5, 1735; John, b. 
1737, died July 5, 1737; Hannah, b. 
May 17, 1738, m. David Hall, Dec. 
13," 1764; Marf/, b. Aug. 26, 1740, 
m. Ebenezer Hopson, March 8, 17G4; 
bv second marriage had Elizabeth, b. 
July 21, 1761, m. Daniel Tuthill, of 
Trenton, N. J. ; John, b. April 12, 

John Davis, who was b. April 12, 

1764, m. Feb. 17, 1784, Mary Deming, 

daughter of Treat and Mary (Bowen) 

Deming, of Guilford, who was born 

Dec. 9, 1753, and died Sept. 30, 1807. 

I John Davis died Oct. 19, 1840. His 

I children were Folly, h. Dec. 22, 1784, 

I m. John Pierson, Mav 18, 1814; Leah, 

lb. Dec. 16, 1786, died Dec. 16, 1786; 

I Fachel, b. Dec. 16, 1786, died Dec. 25, 

I 1786; Sally, b. March 2, 1792, m. 

j George Dolph, of Guilford, July 8, 1824. 

I The male line of this family is extinct. 

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2. James Davis. 

James Davis was born in Southold, 
L. I., May 28, 1726. His grandfather, 
Benjamin Davis, emigrated from Scot- 
land, came to xVmerica and settled in 
Southold. Benjamin Davis, the father 
of James, was born in 1700, resided in 
Southold, was a farmer, and married a 
Conkliq. James Davis was a tailor ; 
he married Mary Bailey, (daughter of 
Deacon Bailey,) who was b. in South- 
old, Dec. 25, 1733. James Davis 
resided in Southold till 1776, and then 
from apprehension of trouble from the 
British, he left Long Island and set- 
tled in Guilford. He died in G., July 
4, 1814. His widow, Marv Davis, died 
Julv 10, 1820. Their children were a 
son, b. Aug. 18, 1760, d. Aua;. 23, 
1760; James, b. July 27, 1761, d. 
Sept. 11, 1762; Marij, b. June 10, 
1763, d. 1769; James, b. March 25, 
1765; Phebe, b. April 15, 1767, m. 
Noah Benton, of Madison, Oct. 31, 
1790; Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1769, m. 
Joel Lee, of Guilford, Feb. 1, 1792, and 
Amos Fowler, of G., Jan. 17, 1848; 
Benjamin^ b. April 3, 1771, d. 1778; 
Gilbert, h.^{2LVQ\\ 26, 1774; Lucretia, 
b. March 1, 1780, b. in Guilford, m. 
Malatiah Overton, of Southold. She 
died in 1836. 

James Davis, born 1765, married 
Dec. 11, 1788, Ruth Griswold, daugh- 
ter of Miles and Ruth (Bartlett) Gris- 
wold, of Guilford. She was born Feb. 
25, 1770. Jajiies Davis was a joiner. 
He served in the Revolutionary war at 
the age of 15, and 'was wounded by a 
musket ball in the arm, in the skirmish 
at Leete's Island, June 18,1781. He 
received a pension during his life of 

|:35y^q^^ P^'' annum. The children of 
James and Ruth were Sarah, b. June 
8, 1789, m. Anson Kennedy, of G. ; 
she died July 17, 1830; Christopher 
Bradley, b. April 30, 1791 ; Joel, b. 
May 13, 1793; Rath Mati^tta. b. Jan. 
11, "'1796, m. Cornelia Hull, of G. ; she 
died Oct. 4, 1830; Mary, b. Feb. 23, 
1798, m. Justin Bishop, of G. ; Betsy, 
h. Auix. 22, 1800, m. John Hall, of G., 
June 29, 1825; Content, b. April 19, 
1803, m. James S. Loper, of G., May 
14, 1823 ; Samuel b. April 21, 1807"; 
George Bartlett, b. March 5, I8l0. 
James Davis died March 12, 1852. 
His widow, Ruth, died April 25, i860. 

Gilbert Davis returned to Southold 
and married Elizabeth Goldsmith, of S. 
He died in 1804. They had two chil- 
dren^ Gilbert (who married a Case, 
and had two daughters,) and Salem, 
who died young. 

Christopher B. Davis is a farmer. 
He m. Oct. 6, 1819, Betsey Hall, 
daughter of John and Hannah (Gris- 
wold) Hall, of G. She was b. Julv 28, 
1801. They had Renry Nelson, b. 
xVug 30, 1820; Harriet Atwood^ b. 
June 23, 1823, m. Eleazar Woodrutf, 
of G., June 21, 1848 ; Catharine Fran- 
ces, b. Sept. 20, 1825; Caroline Eliza- 
beth, b. Nov. 13, 1828, m. Wm. H. 
Stebbins, of G., Jan. 29, 1851 ; Ed- 
ward Roger, b. March 8, 1832 ; Lydia 
Lucre tia, b. Sept. 5, 1840. This fam- 
ily are all living, and all reside in 
Guilford except Mrs. Stebbins. 

Joel Davis, b. 1793, is a farmer, re- 
siding in Guilford. He m. May 10, 
1819, Polly Loper, d. of Daniel and 
Anna (Stone) Loper, of G. She was 
b. Jan. 22, 1800. Their children were 

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Sophia^h. Sept. 5, 1822, m. Gorhara I Edson S. Bishop, of Madison; Ann 
P. Taylor, of New York, Xov. 21, ! Zz/r/-^//a, b. June 20, 1844, ra, Dec. 5, 
1842, had five children, and died | 1863, Chas. A. Hall, of G.; Fanny 
March 12, 1853 ; EJiinn Oscar, b. May Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1852. 
15, 1825; Emily Goodvnn^ b. June I Henry N. Davis, farmer, of Guilford, 
23, 1828, ra. Samuel 0. Madden, of! m. March 10, 1847, Clarissa J., dau. of 
New York, July 2, 1845; has had 8 , Joel and Polly (Bartlett) Griswold, of 
children, all sons — 7 are living. ' G., b. Nov. 10, 1827. Children : Ros- 

Samuel Davis, b. 1807, is a farmer; aliyid Annette, b. June 8, 1849 

residing- in Guilford. He m. Feb. 6, 
1833, Mary Hall, dau. of Titus and 
Elizabeth (Pratt) Hall, of G. She was 
b. Jan. 11, 1808, and died Aug. 14, 
1836. Samuel Davis m. second, March 

26, 1838, Harriet, dau. of D. Linsley 
and Betsey (Seward) Benton, of G., 
who was born Mav 20, 1813, and died 
Feb. 18, 1863. Samuel Davis m. third, 
Julia, widow of William Fowler and 
daughter of John and Betsey (Field) 
Hart, of G., who was b. Jan. 5, 1811. 
Children by second marriao-e only were 
Mary Hall, b. March 13, 1839, m. Dec. 

27, 1866, Joel H. Blatchley, of Madi- 
bOQ, Ct. ; Samuel Richard, b. Aug. 11, 
1841, d. July 6, 1863, of disease con- 
tracted in the army ; Abigail Linsley, 
b. March 19, 1844,* m.' Jan. 15, 1868, 

Charles Henry, b. Mav 17, 1851 ; Car- 
rie G., b. June 13, 1864. 

Roger E. Davis, of Guilford, farmer, 
m. Nov. 6, 1856, Mary D., dau. of 
Frederic W. and Rebecca (Richards) 
Lee, of G., b. Oct. 10, 1836. Had 
children: Alvan Augustus, b. Feb. 19, 
1858, d. March 28, 1858 ; Emma Eliz- 
abeth, b, Feb. 23, 1859, died Aug. 27, 
1859; CalUe Edith, b. Oct. 13, 1862. - 

Daniel Loper Davis of Guilford, 
farmer, m. Sept. 28, 1842, Lucy Ann, 
dau. of Joel and Polly (Bartlett) Gris- 
wold, of G., b. Nov. 16, 1820. Chil- 
dren are : Theodore Z., b. May 25 , 
1846; Richard Griswold, b. July 27, 

Edwin O. Davis, of Guilford, farmer, 
m. Sept. 30, 1849, Martha L., dau. of 

Upson C. Bishop, of Madison ; Fred- \ D. Liusley and Betsey (Seward) l^en- 
trick Robert,}}. 5 nwQ e>, 1847; HarrietUon, of G., b. June 17, 1828. Chil- 
^^n/o«, b. April 14, 1855. j dren are: Anna Stone, b. June 13, 

George B. Davis, born 1810, was a | 1851; Robert Edwin, b. Aug. 21, 
farmer and carpenter, and resided in 11854; Martha Emily, h.^ow. 1,1860. 
Guilford. He m. Sept. 9, 1832, Han- i [To be concluded next month, with the 
nah E. Hubbard, dau. of .Jeremiah audi posterity of Solomon Davis.) 

Parnel (Kimberly) Hubbard, of G.,1 

who was b. July 8, 1810. George B. 
Davis died iu G', July 24, 1857, paving 
children as follows: George Edaar, b. 

Dec. 25, 1834, m. Jane E. Bishop, of; Ann Davis; ITOI, .Ifary, d. of Ichabod 

'Madison; William Hubbard, b. Dec. i and Bethia Davis; 1701, John, son of 

1, 1838, m. Ella C. Bishop, of Madi, I Wm. and Charity Davis; 1701, //a«. 

Births in Roxbury, Mass. 
1695, Abigal, d. of Jonathan and 

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waA, d. of Ebenezer and Hannah Davis ; 
1702, Benjamin, s. of Icliabod and Be- 
thia Davis ; 1703, Ebenezer, s. of Eben- 
ezer and Hannah Davis; 1705, Sarah, 
d. of Ebenezer and Hannah Davis. 
Ichabod and Bethia D^vis had : Bethia, 
b. 1704; Bethia, b. 1708; BJzra, b. 
1711; Ohadiah, b. 1715; Jacob, b. 
1706. Samuel and Marv Davis had : 

Thomas, b. Sept. 3, 1645; Benjamin; 
Elizabeth ; Ephraim, died Auo;. 2, 
1652 ; William, b. June 25, 1653. 
His wife, Margaret, died July 3, 1654; 
he married next, Huldah, daughter of 
Piev. Zechariah Symraes, and had : 
MarTj, b. Dec. 3, 1656; Rebecca^ bi 
Aug. 3, 1658; Huldah, b. Dec. 21, 
1659; Ruth,h. Feb. 12, 1662; John, 

Samuel, b. 1710; Edward, b. 1713 ;|b. June 10, 1663; Deborah, b. April 
Thomas, b. 1715; Daniel, b. 1718; 
Elizabeth,h. 1714-5; John, b. 1723; 

13, 1665, died young. By another 
wife, Judith, had: Margaret, b. Nov. 
Hannah, b. 1725; Sarah, b. 1828. ! 13, 1677 ; Hannah. 
Wm. and Charity Davis had : William, \ Benjamin, the second son, lived in 
b. 1704 ; Nathaniel, b. 1705. Joseph i Boston ; was a merchant, and major in 
and Sarah Davis had : Samuel, b. | artillery company, 1673. He married 

Sarah, daughter of James Richards, of 
Hartford; was freeman, 1690; one of 


1704 ; Joshua, b. 1706. Ebenezer and 
Hannah Davis had : Nehemiah, b. 

1707; Rachel, b. 1711. .Isaac and i the founders of Brattle St. church. 
JDebor'ah Davis had: Abigal, b. 1708. | died Nov. 26, 1704. 
Thomas and Mary Davis had : Samuel, William Davis, of Roxbury, was 


b. 1712. Jonathan and Sarah Davis 
had: Elijah,h. 1723: Sarah, h. \72b. 
Jacob and Jemima Davis had : Mary, 
b. 1729. William Davis had : Jona- 
than, b. 1666; Mary, b. 1669; Ann, 
b. 1670. 

William Davis, of Boston, was ad- 
ministrator of church, 1644; was a 
man of wealth, enterprise and discro- 1 Apri 
tion ; a member of the artillery com- 
pany in 1643 ; freeman, 1645 ; a cap- 
tain and representative of Springfield, 
Mass., 1652, also for Haverhill in 1668 ; 
was commander of a troop in Ninigret's 
troubles; joint commissioner, 1653, 

son of the above William of 
Boston. He died June 23, 1706, hav- 
ing the following children : Mary, b. 
March 28, 1669"; Ann, b. Dec." 24, 
1670; Benjamin, b. May 31, 1672; 
Rachel, b. Aug. 26, 1674^; Ichabod, b. 
April 1, 1676; Ebenezer, b. April 9, 
1678; William, b. Jan. 3, 1680; 
Sarah, b. Julr 20, 1681 ; Isaac, b. 
18, 1683'. 

Will of Dr. John Davis, of 
Acton, Mass. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, 
John Davis, of Acton, in the countv of 

with Leverett to the Dutch Governor at j Middlesex and province of the Massa- 
N"ew York, and one of the founders oflchusetts Bay in Xew^ England, being 
the second church. He married, Oct. i under some bodily infirmity, but of 
6, 1644, Margaret, daughter of Wm. ! sound mind and memory, thanks be 
Pynchon, of Springfield, perhaps sec- 'given to God therefor, and calling to 
ond wife. Their children w'cre : ' mind the mortality of any body, and 

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knowing it is appointed unto all once 
to die, do make and ordain this my 
last testament; and first of all, I give 
and recommend my soul into the hands 
of God that gave it, and for my body, 
I recommend it to the earth, to be 
buried in a christianlike and decent 
manner at the discretion of my execu- 
tors, nothing doubting but that, at the 
final resurrection, I shall receive the 
same again by the mighty power of 
God ; and as touching such worldlv 
estate wherewith it hath .pleased God 

' to bless me with in this life, I do give 
and dispose of in the following manner 
and form. Imprimis : — It is my will 
and I do order, that in the first place 
all my just debts and funeral charges 
be paid and satisfied. Item. — I give 
and bequeath unto Abigal, my dearly 
beloved wife, all my stock of cattle and 
every kind, and all my household goods, 
to dispose of as she shall think best, 
and also the income of the money I 
have out at interest. I give to my son, 
John Davis, his heirs and assigns for- 
ever, one certain lot of land in Acton, 
aforesaid, No. 17 in the first division 
belonging to my brother, Simon Davis. 
Item. — I give to my son, Ezekiel, and 
his heirs and assigns, a certain piece of 
third division in said Acton, adjoining 
his own land, called Heathen meadow 
lot. ItejR. — I give to my son, Micah, 
his heirs and assigns, (in case he shall 
marry and have any heir,) four second 
division lots in said Acton ; and in case 
he shall have no heir, that it is my will 
and I order that my other children 
shall have the same in the following 
manner, viz. : I give to my said John, 

Ibis heirs and assigns, second division 
lying westerly of Josiah Piper's land. 

To my said son, Ezekiel, his heirs and 
assigns, second division lot north of 
Daniel Shepherd's land. To my 
daughter, xVbigal Melvin, her heirs and 
assigns, second division lot lying at the 
I westerly end of Nehemiah's hill, so- 
! called. And to my daughter, Sarah 
I Rohbins, her heirs and assigns, second 
lot at the east end of Hearthstone hill, 
I so-called. I give to my son, Samuel 
i Davis, his heirs and assigns, all my 
I utensils for husbandry of every kind, 
which, together with what I have al- 
ready given him, shall be his portion. 
I give to my daughter, Abigal Melvin, 
or her heirs and assigns, the sum of 
£65 3*. and Ad. lawful money, to be 
levied out of my estate, to be paid with 
the interest one year after my wife's 
decease. Item. — I give to my ddigh- 
ter, Sarah Robbins, or her heirs and 
i assigns, £93 5*. and 46/. lawful money, 
to be levied out of my estate, to be 
paid with the interest one year after 
my wife's decease. Item. — I give to 
my said John Davis, his heirs and as- 
signs, a certain tract of land in Acton, 
known by the name of Bell-chuck lot, 
he paying out the sum of £80 lawful 
money; and after all my just debts and 
funeral charges and legacies aforesaid 
are paid and satisfied, that what money 
remains, (if any there be,) I do order 
the same to be equally divided between 
my two sons, Ezekiel and John, and 
my two daughters ; in case John shall 
refuse to take said land, that I give 
said land to my daughter, Abigal, her 
heirs and assigns, on condition afore- 
said ; and upon her refusal, I give said 
land to my daughter, Sarah, on the 
condition aforesaid ; and in case all re- 
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tlint it be ray will, and I do order after 
all charges, the remainder and the said 
land be divided equally between John, 
Abigal and Sarah, their heirs and as- 
signs. I likewise confirm, make and 
ordain my sons, John and Ezekiel, my 
sole executors of this my last will and 
testament, and I do hereby utterly re- 
voke and disannul all others for this 
will, ratifying and confirming this and 
no other to be my last will. In wit- 
ness thereof, I hereunto set my hand 
and seal, Sept. 30, Anno Domini 1762, 
in the second year of his Majesty's reign. 

In reply to questions from A. L. D., 
we would say that an interesting ac- 
count of Myles Davies can be found in 
D'Israeli's Calamities of Authors. He 
was a native of Tre'r-Abbot, Flintshire, 
but we know nothing of his ancestors. 
His Icon Lihellorum is one of the 
rarest books in the English language. 
It was published in 1715. 2. Philip 
Davies' Annoyaeth i Folianmi Duw. 
was published at Ca^rmarthen, but we 
do not know what year. 

T. N. D. is informed that the daugh- 
ter of President Taylor was the first 
wife of Jeflferson Davis. His second 
was Verina Howell, granddaughter of 
O-eneral Howell, of New Jersey. Mr. 
Davis we believe has three children 
living, by his second wife. 

Dr. Thomas Davis. 

Among the physicians of Fairfield 
Co., Conn., who enjoyed a long and ' 
successful practice, was Dr. Thomas i 
Davis, of Redding. He was a native i 
of Washington, Litchfield county. He j 
commenced the study of medicine atj 

the age of sixteen, with Dr. Seth Has- 
tings, of that town, a physician some- 
what distinguished, I am informed, as 
a medical teacher. Dr. Davis, previous 
to the attainment of his majority, was 
admitted as a partner to the extensive 
practice of his preceptor.'' He subse- 
quently removed, and practiced medi- 
cine, for a period, in Sherman, in Fair- 
field Co. In 1793, on the decease of 
Dr. Fitch, he removed to Redding, 
where he continued in the duties of his 
profession till his death, which occur- 
red in 1831. Dr. Davis possesses the 
reputation of being among the first ^f 
the physicians of the county who as- 
sumed regularly obstetrical duties ; and 
so successful were his labors, that he 
became particularly eminent in that 
department. It is asserted of him, 
that during the long period of his 
practice he never lost a parturient pa- 
tient. The Doctor being; summoned 
as an important witness to appear be- 
fore the court in Fairfield, and rot ap- 
pearing, the sheriff was sent to compel 
his attendance. Being absent, and 
learning «m his return that the officer 
was awaiting at a public house in the 
vicinity, he, without notice to the offi- 
cial, rode to Fairfield and appeared 
before the court. On the questi^^n oc- 
curring to with the court, regardino; 
the costs attending the cavins, he re- 
quested one or two of his lecral friends 
to excuse his delinquency. The judixe 
decided, notwithstanding, that the law 
must be observed, and that the Doctor 
must bear the expenses. Dr. Davis 
then requested a hearing in his own be- 
half; which, being granted, remarked : 
" May it please the court : I am a good 
citizen of the State, and since I was 


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summoned to attend this court, I have 
introduced three other good citizens 
into it." The court i-eplied, that tor so 
good a plea, he would leave the parties 
to pay the expenses. The Doctor re- 
ceived the congratulations of the bar 
for his successful defence. 

Rev. Thomas F. Davis, one of our 
most respectable divines, is the only 
male descendant of Dr. Davis. 

The Posterity of William Davi«, 

OF Freetown, Mass. 

( Continued from p.age 47, of Record.) 

90. Peter* Davis and wife, Katurah 
Goflf, had: (l8l) Elizahetfi\ m. Wil- 
liam Hervy, of Berkley. (182) Paul\ 
m. Elizabeth Chase, of Freetown, Aug^. 
16, 1798. (183) WilUam\ m. Sarali 
Stevens, of Taunton. (184) Nathan- 
iel^^ died on the coast of Guinea. 
(185) Olive^, m. George Harris, of 
Middleborough. (186) Enoch\ b. 
x\ug., 1770 ; m. first, Bulah Luscom, 
of Taunton ; second, Mency White, of 
Freetown, Sept. 4, 1842 ; he died 
March, 1843. 

Katurah, the mother, after the death 
of Peter Davis, married for a second 
husband Rev. Jonathan Horton, ofj 
Freetown, and for a third husband i 
Zephaniah Hathaway, and after the] 
death of her third husband became a 
town's charge and died about thirty 
years ago. 

104. Shadrach* Davis and wife, 
Lydia Davis, had: (187) William\ b. 
M'ay 29, 1780. (188) Skadrach% h. 
July 9, 1782; m. Sarah Spooner, of 
New Bedford. (189) L]/hde\ died at 
»€a, (190) Lydia\ died young. 

106. James* Davis and wife, Sarah I 

Winslow, had: (l9l) Susannah\ b. 
Nov. 5, 1781. (192) Georqe\ b. 
March 5, 1783. (193) Hannah\ b. 
June 5, 1*785. (194) James\ b. Mav 
20, 1788. (195) Pliebe% b. Jan. 2o, 
1790. (196) Sarah% b. April 15, 1793. 
Sarah, the mother, was a daughter 
of George Winslow and wife, Phebe 
Tisdale, granddaughter of George 
Winslow and wife, Elizabeth, great- 
granddaughter of Lieut. Job Winslow, 
who died in Freetown, July 14, 1720, 
and great-great-granddaughter of Ka- 
nelm Winslow, the emigrant. 

115. Elder Perry* Davis and wife, ^ 
Rachel Collins, had: (197) Marj/\ b. 
Feb, 4, 1782; unmarried; died Mav 
18, 1785. (198) Jonathan', b. Nov. 
10, 1783; m. "Rachel Wardell, Nov. 
22, 1810. (199) Perry% b. Au^. 30, 
1785, died June 12, 1786. 

113. Dea. Abial* Davis and wife, 
Lovisa Collins, had no children. 

Lovisa.was a daughter of Jonathan 
Collins and wife, Sarah Rider, and born 
in 1761, granddaughter of Richard 
Collins and wife, Sarah. Lovisa died 
Jan. 5, 1815. 

116. Edmund* Davis and wife, Sa- 
rah W^ait, had : (203) Perry\ h. July 
8, 1791 ; m. Ruth Davoll, Oct. 8, I8l2. 
(204) Abiel\ m. first, Mary Borden; 
second, Nancy Cook. (205) Martha^^ 
m. William Boomer. 

134. Preserved Eddy and wife, 
Lydia Davis, had: (206) Lois' ^ ra. 
Joseph Gibbs, of wSwanzey; dead. 
(207) Patience'.^ m. Henry Chase, of 
Svvanzey; dead. (208) Daniel', ra. 
Betsey Slade, of Somerset. (211) Pre- 
served', m. Nancy Pierce, of Somerset ; 
dead. (210) Wing\ m. Phebe Slade, 
of Somerset. (211) Lydia^^ m. Jona- 

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than Pierce, of Somerset; dead. | F.S.A., ttc., of Blackheath, Co. Kent, 
(212) Eunice^ ^ in. Stephen Cba>e, of j England, and contributed by him to 
Swanzey. (213) Marij\ b. Aug. \1 ,\i\iQ Record. 

1790 ; m. Oliver Simmons, Digliton, j 

March 1, 1810. She lives in Somrrset. | Will our friends, when they send 
(214) Hannah^, in. Mr. Ingrahari^ of 1 pedigrees, please give the date, as far 
Bristol; died. {'215) David\ m. ilar-|as possible, of births, marriages and 
riet Baker, of Swanzey. He lives in | deaths, down to the present genera- 


135. Brice Wing and wife, Mary* 
Davis had no children, and she had 
none by her husband, Tripp Mosliicr. 

tion. Also what offices have any filled, 
and what military services or exploits 
in any wars, includino; the recent rebel- 
lion, with their rank, regiment, etc. 
136. Stephen Brayton and wife, Eu- j See Questions in numbers 1, 2 and 5 
nice* Davis, had no children, and she ! of the i^^corc/. Many of the pedigrees 
survived her husband and then married i are published in the Recorcl in order 
Daniel Brayton, by whom she had no j that they may be criticised and cor- 
children. i reeled, and we hope our friends will 

{^To he continued.) 


At Radnor, Pa., March 5, by the 1 
Pvev. Wm. W. Dudley, Mr. Wm". Da- 1 
vis, of Montgomery Co., to Miss Beckie ^ 
Davis, of Chester Co., Pa. | 

At New York, March 23, by tlie I 
Rev. Mr. Geissenheimer, xVlexander \ 
Davis to Margaret Keples, both of N<3W I 

supply any information that will render 
such pedigrees complete. There are 
many of our subscribers who have sent 
us no information in regard to their 
own families; we wish to hear from all 
of them. We return our thanks for 
the various photographs that have been 
sent us, and should be pleased to re- 
ceive photographs from all of our 


At New York, March 5, Mrs. Han- 
nah Davis, aofed 64 vears. 

The Record will be published on the 
first day of each month, and will con- 
tain Biographical Sketches, xVnecdotes, 
and much valuable information that 
cannot be embodied in a genealoory, 

At Englishtown, N. J., April 20, of | thus making it worth preserving. The 

pneumonia, Rev, Samuel R. Davis. ! terms are only seventy-live cents a year, 

I w^hich barely covers the cost of print- 

We shall publish next month an ac- j ing. Will our cousins and friends aid 
count of Sir Thomas Davies, Lord \ us in extending the circulation ? Send 
Mayor of London, 1676-7, and descend- i us the names of all the Davises in your 

ants, extracted from the MS. collec 
tions of the late Samuel Gregory, Esq., 
of the Lord Mayor's Court, now in pos- 

town, or that you may know, and we 
will at once put ourselves in communi- 
cation with them. Address " Davis 

session of Joseph J. Howard, L.L.D., i Family Record," Meriden, Conn. 


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Vol. I. 

No. 8. 

The Davises of Guilford, Conn. 

[Communicated by Dr. Alvan Talcott.] 
Concluded fromi page 51 of Record. 

3. Solomon Davis. 

Solomon Davis, son of Solomon, of 
. Killingworth, was born in K. January 
26, 1754, He married Hannali Well- \ 
man, of K., who was born June 26, j 
1764. They had Stephen, b. July 11, [ 
1786 ; married and died in New York. [ 
Joel, b. Jan. 16, 1788; removed to' 
Guilford in 1812. J<^ J^«^/a, b. Nov. 20, 
1789 ; m. David Crampton, of Madison, 
• L;who removed to Vermont. Arte, b. 
•;Sept. 5, 1791 ; m. Ichabod Stevens, of 
y Madison, who removed to Berlin, Ct. 
,} Benjamin, b. June 30, 1793 ; died, un- 
. married, in Killincjworth. Thorrit, b. 
J April 5, 1795, in K. ; had one daugh- 
<ter. Elias, b. Sept, 22, 1797, inlv. 
, -Harvey, b. Aug. 4, 1799, of Clinton, Ct. 
''Alfred, b. Feb. 2, 1801, of Berlin, Ct. 
-^Daniel, b. May 9, 1802 ; removed to 
^Georgia. Marvin, h. xVpril 3, 1804 ; 
.removed to North Madison. Zma, b. 
-.Nov. 1, 1805, of North Carolina. — 
, All born in Killingworth ; all married 
except Benjamin, and all dead except 
> Harvey. 


Joel Davis, of Guilford, farmer, mar- 
ried, January 30, 1812, a daughter of 
Henry and Azubuh (Griffin) Davis, of 
Killingworth, b. Sept. 11, 1792. They 
had Ruth Eliza, b. Jan. 11, 1813 : m'. 
E. Wyllis Hull, of Guihbrd. Henru B., 
■b. Jan. 27, 1815. Harriet Mlxaheth, 
b. March 29, 1817; d. Nov.. 12, 1861. 
George Wyllis, b. April 9, 1819; d. 
April 30, 1821. George Wylli.<, h. 
July 20, 1821. Sarah Mariah, b. 
Nov. 3, 1 824. Joel Leonard, b. Dee. 
29, 1827. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 23, 
1831 ; d. April 16, 1844. Jame.< Mar- 
vin, b. Oct. 2, 1834. — Joel Davis died 
in Guilford, Nov. 24, 1861. 

Zina Davis, farmer, of Killingworth, 
removed to North Guilford about 1830. 
He married Amanda, daughter of Lo- 
ren and Olive (Cone) Stevens, of Madi- 
son, b. May 15, 1808. Zina Davis died 
iu Ohio about 1858. They had Daniel, 
b. Jan. 25, 1827; unmarried — sailor, 
of North Guilford. Sherman Wesley, 
b. Dec. 27, 1829, farmer, of N. Guil- 
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1833; m., April 26,. 1 855, JonatliHii 
Stoddard Wightman, Esq., of Hanover, 
Ct. Jane Elizabeth, b. x\ug. 26, 1835 •; 
m., Jan. 2, 1857, Edwin M. Pratt, of 
Meriden. John Nelson, b. June 19, 
1838 ; died, unnaarried, May 4, 18(33, 
of small-pox, contracted in the army. 
Cornelia Ann, b. Xov. 19, 1841 ; m., 
Aug. 4, 1864, Henry H. Benton, of X. 
Guilford. Margaret Maria, b. Feb. 13, 
1843; m., March 18, 1866, Wm. D. 
Dunham, of Berlin, Ct. 

Henry B. Davis, b0rn 1815, married 
Catharine, daughter of Chas. Parmele 
of Killingworth, b. Xov. 1825, d. June 
20, 1853. Thev had Rennj H., born 
.1847; d. Sept.''7, 1848. Wilbur, b. 
Dec. 26, 1849; d, March 13, 1853.— 
Hepry B. married, second, Sept. 17, 
1854, Lydia, widow of Arthur Lane, 
and daughter of Curtiss and Polly 
(Buell) Dudley, of Madison, b. March 
6, 1815. 

George W. Davis, born 1821, mar- 
ried, March 31, 1850^ Cornelia Smith. 
daughter of Tabor and Mira (Hoadlev) 
Smith, of Guilford, b. April 27, 1827. 
They had Mary Cornelia, b. July 10, 
1852; d. Sept. 13, 1852. George 
Smith, born Dec. 20, 1854. Charles 
Wyllis, b. Dec. 6, 1857. 

James Marvin Davis, of .Guilford. 
Post-rider, m., Dec. 16, 1858. Elizabeth 
A-, widow of William A. Thompson, 
of Hartford, and daughter of Medad 
and Mary Ann (Meigs) Pomerov, of 
Northampton, b. Feb. 16, 1835. Thev 
had Mary Jane, b. Feb. 12, 1860. Har- 
riet Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1862. 

Sherman W. Davis, son of Zina, far- 
mer, of N. Guilford, married, Dec. 19, 
1859, Emma J. Aldrich, daughter of 

I Xathan and Lois (Stevens) Aldrich, of 
iX. Guilford, b. May 5, 1839. They 
I had Ella Josephine, b> Jan. 31, 1861. 
\ Phehe Jane, b. Jan. 11, 1862. Flora 
\EUz-Aheth, b. Sept. 1, 1864. 
I The tradition is that this Solomon 
I Davis family came to Guilford from 
Long Island, as did the other two fami- 
lies of the name in Guilford, 

Sir Thomas Davies, Kn't., 

.Lord Mayor of London^ 1676-7. 

[Communicated by Joseph Jackso^t How- 
ard, LL. D., &c., of Blackheath, Kent.] , 

Sir Thomas Davies, Kt., citizen and 
draper of London, translated from 
Stationers' Company to that of Drapers'. 
He was son of John Davies, of London, 
draper, a bookseller by trade, and edu- 
cated with Samuel Pepys, at St. PauFs 
School. His knowledge was so uni- > 
versal that he was able to converse 
with foreign ambassadors in their sev- 
eral lang;uao-es. Llis residence was in 
Snow Hill, London. Elected Alder- 
man of the ward of Faringdon, 1667 ; 
Sheriff of London, w^ith Sir Denis Gan- 
der, Kt., 1667-8. Both kniglited Oct. 
23. 1667, upon the occasion of King 
Charles H laying the first stone of the 
Royal Exchange. He married Eliza- 
beth Ridges, by whom he had issue four 
sons, viz: Thoma^^^ John, Robert and 
James. The manor of Cressing, near 
Braintree, Essex, belonged to his eldest 
son, Thomas Davies, who unfortunately 
shot himself there. His brothers, John, 
Robert and James, sold the estate in 
1703. John Davies, of Cressing Tem- 
ple, second son of Sir Thomas, was 
surveyor of His Majesty's warehouse at 
the Custom House, London. 


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Sir Thomas died March, 1679-80, 
aged 48, and was buried in St. Sepul- 
chre's Church, London, where there is 
a tablet of white marble against the 
second pillar from theeast end, parting 
the gallery. His will was dated March 
18, 1679,' proved April 16, 1680, by 
Lady. Elizabeth Davis, the mother and 
curator lawfully assigned to Thomas 
Davies, Esq., the son, and executor of 
the deceased during his minority. 

"On the 24th Dee, 1652, John Da- 
vies, of the old Jewry, a prisoner in 
Ludgate, was buried in St. Olive, Jewry. 
His son, Thomas Davis, a l^ookseller, 
was afterwards an Alderman and Lord 
Mayor of London, and was enriched bv 
the legacy of Hugh Audley." — Smith's 

The following advertisement appeared 
in the London Gazette, July 5th to 8th, 
1680 : " The House wherein. Sir Tho- 
mas Davies, late alderman of London, 
lived, situate in Snow Hill, -near St. 
Sepulchre's Church, containing 4 rooms 
on a floor and large closets, the house 
well wainscotted and many conven- 
iences, with two gardens, Coach-House 
and Stable adjoining, will be let on rea- 
sonable terms. The accustomed goods 
with a library of choii2e Books will 
this day begin to be exposed to sale at 
the said House." 

Extracts from the Parish Registers 
OF St. John, at Hackney, Middle- 
sex, England. 

[Communicated by Rev. Thos. J. Davis, of 

John Davis, of the parish of Trinity, 
and Margaret Daulben, of the parish 
of St. Bennett, Pawles wharf, were 

I joined in matrimony the 2d of Fcbn:- 

j ary, 1620, by licence from the ]ii>hop 

I of j^ondon. 

I Robert Jackson, of St. Gil.<, Crip- 

I plegate, and Eliz;ibcth Davios, of St. 

j Mary Magdalen, 29 September, 1628. 

I .John Davies, of London, Citizen and 

i Merchant Taylor, and Ann Cock>, -.•^- 

i vant to Mr. Alderman Whitmur.-. 24 

: January, 1630. (Licence). 

I John Rolfe and Hannah D.tvj.H. 

I daughter of William Davies, potter, is 

j October, 1632. (^Licence). 

I John Ratcliffe and Dorothv D.ivi^. 

I 28 May, 1640. (Licence). 

Richard Davis, of Chclsey. coiiMty 
Mid<llesex, and Sarah Peirce. of V\i\< 
parish, married by licence 30 Mav, 

George Davys and Jane Shore, 20 
September,' 1604. 

Ambrose Davys and Mary Eldcrton, 
7 May, 1609. 

Robarte Davyes and Elizabeth k i-»- 
len, 14 August, 1614, 

John Da^is and ^fartha Minikin, bv 
licence, 27 June, .1703. 

John Davies, widower, and Ki :,%•».- 
beth Estwicke, spinster, both of th:«i 
parish, (by licence) 31 Dec. 1T'''8. 

Rev. Henry Longden.of K.-'.-kLinrm-, 
county of Southampton, clerk, b. ■:•*- 
lor, and Elizabeth Davie-, of th-> r *r- 
ish, spinster, 28 July. 1803: pri--M 
Thomas Davies, Jane Cazalet. 


Samuel, son of Mr. Richani rh-.;*. 
merchant, and Katherine. 10 -I v. 

Alice, daughter of William ! ►»»!"• 
and Margery, 1 May, 1631. 


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Mathias, son of Mr. Samuel Davies 
and Jane, 23 Oct., 1635. 

John, son of John Davies and Par- 
nell, 22 Jan., 1636. 5 

John, son of Mr. Richard Davies, 
merchant, and Katherine, 8 May, 1637. 

Margaret, daughter o f John Davis, 
by'Parnell, 24 March, 1638. 

Ann, dausfhter of John Davis, bv 
Elizabeth, 10 July, 1642. , ■ 

Elizabeth, daughter of John Davis, 
by Elizabeth, 25 June, 1643. 

Sarah, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 21 Sept., 1645. 

Katherine, daucfhter of John Davis, 
by Elizabeth, 21 Feb., 1647. 

Jeane, daus^hter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 20 July, 1649. 

William, son of Edward Davis, by 
Jeane, 9 August, 1649. 

Martha, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 1 Oct., 1648. 

Mary, daughter of Edward Davis, by 
Jeane, 15 June, 1651. 

Martha, daughter of John Davis, by 
Elizabeth, 1 April, 1652. 

Ann, daughter of Ptichard Davis, by 
Mary, 11 May, 1730. " 


John Davies, 16 June, 1621. 

Alice, wife of John Davies, 11 May, 

Mr. Wm. Davies, 17 April, 1638. 

Katherine, wife of William Davis, 
22 Feb., 1652. 

Thomas Davis, Esq., 2 Dec, 1749. 

Twenty-five dollars will be paid for a 
properly ceriified entry of the marriage 
of Rob't Evering and Susanna, between 
1660 and 1670. Also of Geo. Amherst 
and Susanna, between 1710 and 1725. 

Posterity of Simon Davis, of Con- 
cord, Mass. 

1. Simon Davis was the second son 
of Dolar Davis, who came to this coun- 
try in 1634. (See Record, p. 26). He 
lived in Concord and Barnstable, Mass., 
and was the moderator of the first town 
meeting ever assembled in IloJden. 
He married Mary Blood, Dec. 12, 1660. 
She was a neice of the famous Captain 
Blood, celebrated in England's history 
for his designs on the British Crown. 
He had (2) Simon, b. Oct. 12, 1661 ; 
d. Feb. 1, 1763; marned, 1689, Eliza- 
beth Woodhouse ; married, second, 
Mary Wood. (3) Mary, b. October 3, 

1663 ; -m. Wheeler. (4) Sarah, 

b. March 15, 1666. (0) James, b. June 
19, 1668 ; d. Sept 16, 1727 ; m. 1701 
Anna Smedlev. (6) Ellen, b. Oct. 

22, 1672 ; m." Hunt. (7) Ehene- 

zer, b. 1676 ; m. Dinah . 

2. Simon Davis" m. Elizabeth Wood- 
house Feb. 14, 1689— had (8) Jotham, 
b. March 8, 1691. (9) Isaac, b. Feb. 
14, 1693. (10) John, b. Sept. 2, 1697. 
(11) Josiah, b. April, 1700. (12) Eli- 
zabeth^ b. 1706. 

3. Josiah Davis^^ m. Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Hubbard, of Concord, 
1726— had (13) Ebenezer, b. Sept. 28, 
1727. (14) Aaro7i, b. Julv, 1729. 
(15) Caleb, b. Feb. 9, 1731. \l6) Sa- 
rah,h.'l7S3. (17) Elona, b. July 2, 

4. James Davis,^ Concord, Mass., m. 
Anna Smedley. She died June, 1760, 
ao-ed 79— had (18) John, b. 1689 ; d. 
Nov. 16, 1762. (19) Thomas, b. 1703 ; 
d. Nov. 18, 1786. 

5. Aaron Davis'* m, Hannah Pond, 
of Wrentham, Mass., removed to At- 

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11,1757; ra. James Blake; removed 
toN. Y. (21) Fanire, b. Aug. 9, 1758 ; 
d. in Wrenthara. (22) Hannah, h.Dec. 
9. 1760 ; ra. Wra. Rogers, and died in 
Springfield. (23) Aaron, b. Oct. 2, 
1762; m. Abigail' Pickering, of Deer 
Island ; removed' to Warren, Me., and 
died Aug. 17, 1840. (24) Fkebe, died 
young. (25) Jacob Pond, h. Dec. 9, 
1766 ; m. Hannah Lindley, of Wal- 
pole ; removed to Warren, Me., 1786. 
(26) Jotham, b. April 2, 1769; m. and 
hung himself in Wrentham. (27) La- 

vina,h. iVpril 21, 1770; m. Blake, 

Wrentham. (28) FAona, b. Aug. 18, 
1773 ; died young. (29) Eliphaz, b. 
Aug. 18, 1775 ; d. 1867. (30) Thno- 
thij, b. May 9, 1778 ; d. 1862. (See 
Record, p. 5.) (31) Caleb, b. April 11, 
1781 ; m. and d. in x\lbanv, N. Y. 

6. Thomas Davis,^' born 1703, died 
Nov. 18, 1786; married Sarah Jones, 
of iConcord : she died April 27, 1783, 
aged 75 — had (32) James^ Holden, 
Mass. (33) Jonathan, Ipswich, N. H., 
Oxford, 1788. (34) Josiah, m. Abi- 
gail, daughter of Capt. Joseph Hub- 
bard, of Concord, and had 14 children. 
'(35) Nathan, Westford, Mass. (36) 

Thomas, Chelmsford, Mass. (37) Amos, 
Groton, Mass. ; d. Dec, 1834, aged 82 ; 
m. Lucy Weston, of Lincoln, Mass , 
177Y : she died Ja^i. 23, 1797. (38) 
Abel, Concord, Mass. 

7. John Davis,\° Acton, Mass., mar- 
ried Abigal (see Record, p. 52) — 

had (39) Isaac ; d. 1740. (40) John. 
(41) Ezekiely m. Mary Gibson, of Stowe. 

• (42) Micah. (43) Samuel, m. Dec. 24, 
1755, Ann Cole, of Concord. (44) 
Abigail, m, David Melvin, 1751. (45) 

I Sarah, m. John Robbins, Westford. 
May 1, 1751. 

8. Aaron Davis'*' married xVbigaii 
Pickering; she died July 29, 1849, 
aged 78 — had (46) Aaron, m. Xancy 
Leach, Oct. 16, 1808. (47) Olive, m. 
John Barbour, of Searsmont. (48) 
Jothani, m. Ann Newbit ; lost at sea. 
(49) Sophia, m. Humphrey Whitton, 
of Montville, August 22, 1819, and d. 
by suicide, J^n. 1, 1824. (50) Abigail, 
m. Deacon Wm. L. Starrett. (51) 
Timothy, b. 1602 ; drowned May 29, 
1811. (52) Thomas, b. 1803; m. Eu- 
nice Black. (53) Sarah, m. Alexander 
Oliver, (54) Elizabeth, m. Pond Davis. 
(55) Sandford, baptized Aug, 30, 1811; 
died young. (56) Benjamin, baptized 
Jan. 3, 1815 ; m. Elizabeth Sherman; 
pub. March 14, 1835. 

9. Jacob Pond Davis"^ married Han- 
nah Lindley, of Walpole ; removed to 
Warren, Me. — had (57) Doraxa, b. 
Sept. 24, 1790 ; d. Jan. 5, 1794. (58) 
Osman, b. July 27,1794; m. Clarissa 
Robbins. (59) Hannah, b. Julj 2, 
1799; d. Oct. 13, 1801. (60) Suncg, 
b. Nov. 24, 1801; m. Samuel Ander- 
son. (61) Pond, b. June 1, 1804 ; ra. 
Elizabeth Davis. 

10. Eliphaz Davis,\' Springfield, 
Mass., married, first, Eliza Frost, who 
was b. in Warren, Mass. Oct. 9, 1778 ; 
d. at Stowe, Mass. Oct. 24, 1814— had 
(62) Susannah, b. in Warren, Me., Dec. 
6, 1799; m. Isaac Bliss, and d. Sept. 
16, 1867, at Lynn, Mass. (63) Eliza, 
b. in Boston, Jan. 28, 1806; ra. Car- 
lisle Fisk, and died Dec. 23, 1849, at 
Pleasant Valley, Conn. (64) Eliphaz 
Broiun, Marlborougii, Mass., Feb. 
8, 1808; lives in N. Y. (65) Tunothg 

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13, 1810; is a physician in Meriden, 
Ct. (66) Jane Waldo, b. in Marlbo- 
rough, Mass., July 2, 1812; m. Wm. 

Eliphaz Davis m., second, Hannah 
Sawyer, who was b. at Harvard, Mass., 
March 18, 1791, and died at Marlbo- 
rough, Aug. 9, 1817. (67) Hannah^ b. 
Feb. 8, 1816; d. July 11, 1816, at 
Marlborough. (68) Sarah, b. April 26, 
1817; m. Wm. Sanders. 

Eliphaz Davis married, third, Sub- 
mit Gasset, who was born in Townsend, 
Mass. Jan. 18, 1785 ; lives in Spring- 
field, Mass. (69) Sahin, b. Sept. 11, 
1819; ra. Nancy Whelock. (70) Han- 
nah, b. Feb. 10, 1821 ; m. Denison 
Abell ; lives at South wick, Mass. ; has 
two children. (71) George Whitfield, 
b. at Springfield, Oct. 2, 1822; m. 
Cornelia Fisher, Jul v. 3, 1846. (72) 
Caleb, b. Not. 19, 1824; d. Mav 14, 
1825. (73) John Wesleij, b. May 27, 
1828; m. Lucy Vibberts, June, 1866 ; 
lives at Springfield. 

11. Amos Davis" married Lucy 
Weston ; m, second, Hannah Barrett, 
of Concord, 1798: she died Oct. I6, 
1816, aged 59 ; m. third, Hannah Bar- 
rett, of Mason, N, H., 1818: she <lied 
Nov. 26, 1861-, aged 78— had (74) Re- 
becca,m. AmosHilUof W. Cambridge; 
d. in Belmont. (75) Amos, d. in N, Y. 
(76) Sarah, d. in Boston. (77) Joel, 
d. in Canada. (78) Luc?/, d. in Bel- 
mont. (79) Timothy, d. in Boston. 
(80) John, d. in Westford. (81) Na- 
than, lives in Groton. 

12. Ezekiel Davis," Acton, Mass., 
m. Mary Gibson, of Stowe, Feb. 28, 
1743— had (82) Capt. Imac, b. Feb. 

23, 1744; m. Hannah Brown. (83) 
Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1746 ; m. Silas Tay- 
lor. (84) Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1748-9; 
m. Josiah Piper. (85) Ruth, b. Feb. 
19,1750; m. Ephraim Taylor. (86) 
EzekicL b. June 8, 1753 ; m. Susanna 
Chapin. {87) Josiah, b. June 14, 1755; 

m. Sally Billings. (88) kah, b. 

I Sept. ll"^ 1757 ; " m. Silas Stone. (89) 

I Olive, b. Oct. 29, ; ra. Reuben 


13. Samuel Davis,^^ Acton, Mass., 
married Ann Cole, Dec. 24, 1755 — had 

1(90) Betsey, b. 1755; m. Benj. Bald- 

I win, of Billerica, Sept. 12, 1784. (91) 

\ Ann ov Hannah, m. Phineas 0*2:ood, 

I of Billerica. (92) Micah, b. April 30, 

J1758; died in Maine. (93) Sarah, b. 

I Sept. 28, 1760; m. Josiah Stearns, of 

Billerica, who d. March 23, 1831 : she 

died pec. 19, 1851. (94) Martha or 

Patty, m. Stephen Law, of Acton. 

(95) Samuel, m. in Maine, (96) Tim^ 

othy, b. June 9, 1772. (97) Timothy, 

b. Jan. 26, 1775. (98) Peter. (99) 


14. Benjamin Davis^^ married Eliza- 
beth Sherman — had (100) George. 
(101) Nancy K. ( 1 02) EUas R. ( 1 03) 
Alpheus. (104) Harriet P. (105) 
Miles B. (106) Mary W. 

15. Thomas Davis^^ married Eunice 
Black— had (107) Thomas A. (108) 
Orrin. {\Q^) Alonzo. {WO) Abigail M. 

16. Isaac Davis, •^ Acton, Mass., m. 
Hannah Brown, Feb. 23, 1744— had 
(111) Isaac, b. March 14, 1765. (112) 
Hannah, b. Feb, 11, 1768; m. Amos 
Noyes. (113) ^/)Aram, b. March 17, 
1770; m. Ardoza Harrington. (114) 
Mary, b. Jan. 3, 1774;^ m. Noah 

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Sally Billings, June 14, l7o5— lia-l 
(115) Sidb/, b. Dec. 25, 1783. (116) 
Josiah, b. Dec. 5, 1785. (117) Luther, 
b. Sept. 21, 1787 ; ni. Elizabeth Horn, 
of AVestford. [\\Q) Jonathan, b. Oct. 
29, 1789; m. Sally Hosmer. (119) 
Silas, b. April 27, 1792; m. Betsy 

Josiah Davis married, second, Cla- 
rissa Sawyer, of Princeton, May 28, 
1794— (120) Dorothy. 

18. Jonathan Davis, "^ Acton, Mass., 
m. Sallv Hosmer, Oct. 29, 1789— had 
(121) Silas, b. Dec. 16, 1815. (122) 
, b. Dec. 17, 1818. (123) Sa- 
rah C, b. Nov. 11, 1820. (124) Susan, 
b. June 22, 1823. (125) Harriet, born 
Aug. 5, 1825. (126) Simon H., born 
Jan. 17, 1830. (127) George W., born 
July 3, 1834. 

19. Timothy Fisher Davis^^ is a phy- 
sician, living in Meriden, Ct. ; he mar- 
ried, first, Mary Parsons, Nov. 1, 1832 : 
she died April, 1834 : he married, sec- 
ond, Moriva Hatch, 1836— had (128) 
Mary Mansfield, b. 1837 ; ra. Edwin 
Miner, 1853 ; lives in New Haven ; has 
four children. " (129) Julia, b. xVpril, 
1838; d. Dec. 1889. (130) Charles 
Henry Stanley, b. March 2, 1840. 

(131) Julia Moriva. b. Jnlv, 1844. 

(132) Wilber. b. Sept., 1846 ; d Julv 15, 
1847. (133) Wilber Fisk, born 1848. 

The Posterity of William Davis, 
OF Freetown. Mass.' 

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137. James Chase and wife, Sarah* 
Davis— had (216) Mary." b. Jidy 12, 
1 782 ; m. Col. Joseph Kello^-g, of So- 
merset; d. -1819. (217) Stpj^hen," b. 

1784 ; m. Marv Bowen. Feb., 1817 ; d. 
1823. (218) "Martha." b.>rn Feb. 11, 
1787; lived single, still active and in- 
telliorent. (219) Sarah," b. Dec. 11, 
1789; lived single; d. Feb, 4, 1865. 
(220) John," b. April 7, 1791. (221) 
Benjamin," b. April 7, 1791. (222) 
Ann," h. June 3, 1792; lived single, 
still active and intelligent, (223) James" 
b. May 2i, 1797; d. Feb. 5, 1806. 
{22i) " Charles F." b. Oct. 10, 1799; d. 
Feb. 14, 1843. (225) Thomas," born 
Jan. 4, 1802; m. first, Ann Scrugg, of 
Macon, Georgia ; second, Frances Mat- 
thews, of Florida. [Miss Martha and 
Miss Ann have the thanks of the wri- 
ter for essential service by them ren- 
dered in furnishing facts for til e Davis 

138. Collins Chase and wife, Hariiet* 
Davis— had (226) Anva," b. June 4. 
1798; m. Isaac Pierce, of Somerset, 
Oct. 8, 1851. (227) Elizahelh," 1)orn 
March, 1801 ; d. Sept. 5, 1830. (228) 
Hannah" b. July, 1805 ; lived single. 
Harriet, the mother, died in 1846 

139. Benjamin* Davis and wife, Sa- 
rah Bowers— had (229) Sarah." b. Feb , 
1789 ; m. Luther Chase, of Swansea, 
Jan. 26, 1812. (230) Benjamin." born 
March 26, 1791; m. Marv A. Cole- 
man, of Somerset, Oct. 1813. (231) 
Hannah C b. April 14,, 1793; mar- 
ried Nathan Lewin, of Swansea. 1816. 

(232) Mary Ann," b. July 25, 1794; m. 
E'lward Slade, of Somerset, 1811. 

(233) Eunice," b. Nov. 1 , 1 796 ; mar- 
ried Jan;'^s Morgan, of New York, 1815. 

(234) E//^^' 5Ab. May 11,1798; m. 
Jerathmal Swazev, of Somerset. (235) 

\ Louisa," h. Jan. 31, 1800: m. James 
|Moro:an, of New York, 1825. (236) 

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Harriet," b. April 11, 1802; m. Wm. 
Coleman, of Providence, Sept., 1822. 
(237) Margaret B." h. Feb., 1804 ; m. 
Alexander Clark, 1849. (238) George 
B.^ b. April 6, 1806 ; ra. iMary Wil- 
liams, of Dighton. (239) David B." 
b. Aug. 10, 1807; m. Abby Chase, 
Sept. 22, 1831. — Benjamin, the parent, 
died in 1814. — [To be continued.~\ 


At Corinth, N, II., at the residence 
of the bride^s father, by Rev. E. II. ]\v- 
ington, of Windsor, Vt., Samuel W. 
Cobb, of Hanover, N. H., and Caroline 
E., daughter of Reuben Davis. 

At Hartford, Ct., at the residence of 
the bride's parents, by the Rev. Mr. 
Meach, Rector of Christ's Chur<d], 
Henry Chapin, of Center Brook, and 
Annie Caroline, daughter of I. P. Da- 
vis, Esq., of Hartford. 

At Bryants Pond, Maine, May 7, 
George W. W^hitman and Eliza J. Da- 
vis, both of Woodstock. 

At. Northampton, Mass., May 12, 
I. P. Davis and Lizzie E. Anable. 

Buried, at Greenwood, L. I., Mav 14, 
G. T. M, Davis. "Mr. Davis was killed 
on the 4th inst., near Cheynne, by a 
half-breed named Brown." Mr. D. was 
brother-indaw of Georg^e Francis Train. 

In Sumner, Me., May 21, Miss Sa- 
mantha Davis, ajied 21 vears. 


At Dudley, Mass., very suddenly, 
Henry Davis, aged 80 years. 

At Oxford, Mass., April 11, j^ona- 
than Davis, aged 78 years. 

At North Norway, Me., April 17, of 
consumption, John L. Davis, aged 30. 

At "West Acton, Mass., April 20, 
Jonathan B. Davis, aged 78 years. 

At Springfield, Mass., May 17, Rob- 
bie E., only child of John 'W. Davis, 
aged one year. 

Will our friends, when they send 
pedigrees, please give the date, as far 
as possible, of births, marriages and 
deaths, down to the present genera- 
tion. Also what offices have any filled, 
and what military services or exploits 
in any wars, including the recent rebel- 
lion, with their rank, regiment, etc. 
See Questions in numbers 1, 2 and r) 
of the Record. Many of the pedigrees 
are published in the Record in order 
that they may be criticised and cor- 
rected, and we hope our friends will 
supply any information that will render 
such pedigrees complete. We wish to 
hear from every Davis in the country. 

The Record will be published on the 
first day of each month, and wili con- 
tain Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, 
and much valuable information that 
cannot be embodied in a genealoQ:y, 
thus making it worth preserving. The 
terms are only seventy -five cents a year, 
which barely covers the cost of print- 
ing. Will our cousins and friends aid 
us in extending the circulation • Send 
us the names of all the Davises in your 
town, or that you may know, and we 
will at once put ourselves in communi- 
cation with them. Address " Davis 
Family Record," Meriden, Conn. 


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